As tensions between Venezuela and the US rise again, the two countries’ baseball teams faced off at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Toronto. It’s just the latest in a string of sporting events where politics enter the stadium.
Venezuela's rice processing industry was put under military control Saturday, with President Hugo Chavez threatening to nationalize any mill that halts production or tries to sidestep government food price regulations.
Opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez have warned that the country will be subject to greater authoritarian rule after he won a referendum which could allow him to stay in office for life if he continues to win elections.
A second referendum to abolish presidential term limits in Venezuela has passed, paving the way for President Hugo Chavez to run for a third six-year term in 2012. Will the institutions of democracy survive?
The online campaign for and against the amendment to the Venezuelan constitution, which Hugo Chavez seems to have won, exposed bloggers' political differences. Also: tensions rise in Madagascar, where bloggers describe rumours and threats.
Venezuela is ready for rapprochement with the United States, President Hugo Chavez (pictured) said on Saturday, as Venezuelans prepare to vote in a referendum on whether to allow elected officials to run for unlimited terms.