For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
The key to next month's presidential election may well lie in the hands of a mysterious and nebulous bloc of swing voters.
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to transition economies. But slow and steady often wins the race.
Is Hugo Chávez's monstrous new mausoleum for his idol, Simón Bolívar, a hint that he may want to be buried there himself?
Before there was Pussy Riot, there were the Plastic People of the Universe. An FP List of musicians who took on their governments -- and became historical icons.
Follow the events of August 1962, as Cold War tensions continue to unfold in the run-up to the Cuban missile crisis.
The events leading up to the Cuban missile crisis as the Soviet military buildup in Cuba gathered momentum exactly half a century ago.
It wouldn’t actually be that hard to restore Mexico’s economic fortunes -- if the new president is willing to show some backbone.
Some Latin American leaders have peculiar ideas about what constitutes an assault on democratic principles.
Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.
Mexico will elect a new president on July 1, but the violent war on (and between) the drug cartels that President Felipe Calderón began in 2006 shows no signs of diminishing.
Can Mexico continue its impressive economic growth even as the drug war looks increasingly hopeless?
Why are Mexico's presidential candidates ignoring the 800-lb. gorilla in the room -- the failing drug war?
Want to take over the state? You don't need to put tanks in the street anymore.
Though politicians love to talk about saving for a rainy day, not many have actually managed to pull it off. How Chile bucked the trend.
The export of American arms to countries around the world -- even those actively repressing their own citizens -- is booming.
The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.
The United States doesn't have a monopoly on money in politics.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
Egypt implodes (again), Greeks head for the polls, and Shiite pilgrims converge on a bloody Baghdad.
Hugo Chávez and his leftist allies will leave little behind other than failed economic policies, massive corruption, and shrinking political freedoms.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
An ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.