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  • Caracas mayor charged with conspiring against Venezuelan government

    Caracas mayor charged with conspiring against Venezuelan government
    Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was formally charged Friday with “conspiracy to commit violent acts against the state” while fellow opposition leaders described his arrest as a “brutal and unconstitutional” and called on...
  • Venezuelan president says Caracas mayor arrested for 'conspiring'

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday night that Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, a Maduro opponent, had been arrested for "conspiring against the peace and stability of the nation."  Maduro, in a televised address from the presidential...
  • Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries

    Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries
    Soaring demand from China kept oil prices above $100 a barrel for most of the last five years, but as growth slows there and elsewhere, the world is now awash in oil and its price has plummeted to less than $50 a barrel. Here is a look at the...
  • Shortages, inflation and long lines have Venezuelans grumbling

    Shortages, inflation and long lines have Venezuelans grumbling
    Waiting in line for hours to buy groceries at a supermarket in eastern Caracas, Helena Siso didn’t know or care who was to blame for the acute shortages of consumer goods plaguing Venezuela. She just wanted the government to do something about it....
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • Venezuela's Maduro accuses airlines of waging 'economic war'

    Venezuela's Maduro accuses airlines of waging 'economic war'
    Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, hit a new low on black market exchanges Tuesday, and President Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at international air carriers for waging “economic war” in trying to collect the $3.5 billion the...
  • Save US money and move UN headquarters

    Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, took out a full page in the Sept. 28 edition of the New York Times, proposing to build a new United Nations Organization to achieve "all together the total peace" by "strengthening the General Secretariat, ending...
  • Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony

    Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony
    When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home...
  • Cuba still faces domestic challenges in pursuing U.S. thaw

    Cuba still faces domestic challenges in pursuing U.S. thaw
    It was a handshake a year ago at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and this week it was a long phone call. President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, have taken the strongest steps ever toward ending more than half a century of antagonist...
  • Credit Hillary Clinton for the Cuba deal

    Credit Hillary Clinton for the Cuba deal
    Although President Barack Obama is taking the credit for the historic deal to reverse decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the main architect of the new policy and pushed far harder for a deal than the...
  • Brazilians face higher gas prices, more austerity moves after election

    Rising gas prices and the selection of a more fiscally austere economic team have Brazilians facing a period of difficult adjustment after the reelection of President Dilma Rousseff. Though Rousseff's second term doesn't start until January, her...