Venezuelans voted to lift a two-term constitutional limit on the presidential term, allowing Hugo Chavez to run for office again in 2012. Analysts discuss what this means for the future of Venezuelan politics.
By PBS NewsHour
Venezuelan voters passed a referendum Sunday to lift a two-term constitutional limit on the presidential office, allowing Hugo Chavez to run again in 2012 to continue what he calls the country's socialist revolution.
Sen. Barack Obama delivered a major speech on energy Monday, which included a call to open the nation's strategic oil reserves, while his rival, GOP Sen. John McCain, urged Congress to call off its August recess and pass new energy…
Colombian rebels kept presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three American military contractors hostage for years before the country's military was able to release them Wednesday. Experts examine the fallout of their release to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
The price of oil fell slightly Thursday after reaching a record high a day earlier. In the second installment of our series on the consequences of the high price of oil, Lisa Margonelli, a fellow with the New America Foundation,…
Since Colombia's announcement Saturday that it had killed a top FARC commander in a cross-border raid into Ecuador, both Ecuador and Venezuela have severed diplomatic ties and moved troops to the Colombian border. Experts discuss the rising tensions in the…
Venezuelans voted against expanding the power of President Hugo Chavez and imposing a socialist system in the country in a weekend referendum vote. A former Venezuelan trade minister and a professor of Latin American history assess the impact of the…
By PBS NewsHour
In a surprising move, Venezuelan voters defeated a referendum over the weekend that would have allowed President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely and would have imposed a socialist system in the country.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of President Nestor Kirchner, was elected president of Argentina Sunday. The NewsHour reports on Kirchner's transition from First Lady to the country's presidency.
As presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., take aim at one another following a Democratic debate, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may face perjury charges. NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's political events.
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