Regions / Venezuela
Though nationalized, Venezuela's oil still relies on foreign know-how.
Alvaro Colom keeps Hugo Chavez at arm's length.
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
Venezuela tests the fast-food waters.
While the United States is is trying to isolate Iran, Iran is making friends in America's backyard.
Conservatives may beg to differ, but common sense dictates that, without disarmament, nonproliferation is a non-starter.
Latin American states are taking greater control of their oil assets, with shifts in policy that range from relatively benign to more combative.
President Obama charted a new direction for U.S. policy toward Latin America. Now it's time for him and his allies to make good on the promise.
Chávez's popular social programs propelled him to a decisive referendum victory, but the question of how to sustain them will be key in determining what happens next in Venezuela.
Transformation. Diversity. Independence. Community. Reclamation. Venezuelan youth build a new identity.