| Mar 8, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display for Rio de Janeiro's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards. In the Big Easy, revelers throw beads...
| Mar 5, 2014
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Welcome to "Westonzuela," where the arepas are fresh and plentiful, flags of yellow, red and blue fly high, and Spanish-language periodicals like "El Venezolano" can be found at the corner gas station.
In this western suburb on the edge of the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:32 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and ever more dependent on...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Even in death, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez will be a powerful force guiding his countrymen to elect Vice President Nicolas Maduro to replace him.
Some call the widely predicted victory of Chavez’s handpicked successor a “sympathy vote&...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Gustavo Dudamel will fly to Caracas, Venezuela for the funeral Friday of President Hugo Chavez, and the L.A. Philharmonic music director might lead a concert tied to the Chavez events.
The Venezuelan-born conductor is expected to head to Caracas...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so.
Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:59 PM
MEXICO CITY -- When a high-ranking officer in the Venezuelan military posted the picture of the burned-up remnants of a small Mexican aircraft this week on Twitter, it launched a flurry of questions.
Who had been in the plane? What had it been doing...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the "occupation" of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers.
Troops went to the Daka chain's five stores and ordered the company to...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- The government may be holding a clearance sale of sorts this weekend after adding a new asset to its portfolio of confiscated farms and factories: the nation’s largest manufacturer of toilet paper.
The seizure of the plant...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I teach at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts, where it is part of our core mission to help students develop their critical thinking abilities — a skills platform essential for career advancement. One key skill is finding the best...