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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com
In Venezuela, newly-elected Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has called on university students "to serve as roving price vigilantes in shopping malls," as reported by John Otis of NPR yesterday.
Should PBS receive government funding?
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Venezuelans' intolerance for gasoline price increases is well documented. A mark-up in 1989 sparked riots, looting and a military crackdown that helped give rise to Hugo Chavez's political career.
12 hrs ago | Reuters
Venezuela's murder rate has fallen by about a quarter this year, the government says, dismissing opponents' talk of ever-rising crime as propaganda.
In this Dec. 7, 2005 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, smiles the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.
The few good apples at the United Nations. "It is shameful to see the General Assembly continuing to single out Israel for malign attention, and shameful that so many democracies choose to abstain on resolutions that merit an easy 'No' vote.
2013 : "An encounter between Obama and Iran's new president at the United Nations on Tuesday would be the most important-or at least the most analyzed-handshake since the historic grip between Rabin and Arafat ."
The victory of Venezuela's left in Sunday's municipal elections suggests that voters are comfortable with their growing dependence on the government's generosity.
"The Alphabet of Politics", a controversial documentary satirizing relationships between former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former U.S. president George Bush, was screened during the first day of the Cinma Vrit festival on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama probably didn't plan on it becoming the newsreel highlight of the Nelson Mandela funeral trip, but his handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro on Tuesday is turning into either a controversial political move or a symbol of Mandela's legacy, at least according to reactions on Twitter.
Communes Minister Reinaldo Izarra talking with commune producers at the first National Communal Economy Fair in Caracas.
Colombia's inspector-general ordered Bogota's left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional his behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors.
The lights are out in Caracas, and "right-wing sabotage" is to blame, according to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Residents search their name on the voters list outside of a polling station during municipal elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Venezuelans have voted in municipal elections that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro, seen as a referendum on his performance amid soaring crime, high inflation and household shortages.
Can you imagine a place where a gallon of premium gas is only 4 cents? Does that sound too good to be true? Well that is what Venezuelans pay because of generous government subsidies.