In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.
Once again, tensions are rising between the right-wing, U.S.-allied government of Colombia and the left-wing government in neighboring Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government and news media have announced the arrest, and extradition to Cuba, of accused Salvadoran terrorist Francisco Chavez Abarca.
Spanish workers battle austerity, lead poisoning in Nigeria, Israel seeks more military aid, Venezuela cuts military spending, China hears labor demands, Cuba boosts Internet access.
Twitter, for those of us who grew up before Generation X, is a micro blogging website where an individual can sent a message, no more than 140 characters, to cell phone users who sign on to the sender's account.
Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.
Cuba plays an outsized role in Haitian health services -- before, and certainly after, the devastating earthquake.
For the people, a revolution makes a difference.
Hugo Chavez, announced this week that his country is canceling Haiti's debt for the purchase of Venezuelan oil.
Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.