Oil prices have fallen sharply. But that doesn't mean that oil is cheap -- and it doesn't spell doom for everybody.
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Forget Chávez and his Bolivarian Revolution -- it's oil that wrecked the Venezuelan state.
Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
A year after his death, Hugo Chávez is still wrecking Venezuela. Why won’t his opponents just say it?
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
How long can Venezuela's president pretend not to see the economic ruin his policies have created?
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
President Nicolas Maduro is promising to knock out graft and corruption. But as election ploys go, this one looks extremely cynical.
Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?
Here are a few things you should know before setting down roots in Venezuela.
5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.
The Latin American left is back in the news thanks to the Edward Snowden saga, but the movement still hasn't found a leader to replace Hugo Chávez.
In the wake of Venezuela's contested election, will Nicolás Maduro bring the fractured country together or tear it apart?
As Venezuelans head to the polls to replace Hugo Chávez, a crazy campaign takes a turn toward the truly bizarre.
The United States never tried to kill the late Venezuelan leader. In fact, we may have even saved his life.
Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.
For those who loved and reviled Venezuela's president in equal measure, El Comandante leaves behind two very different legacies.
China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.
Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.