Venezuela is in freefall. There's no food, medicine or power. The president is accusing the U.S. of instigating the shortages through what he claims is economic sabotage. The U.S. is warning of a possible coup in the South American nation.
Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt is returning to Colombia for the first time since being freed in a dramatic 2008 commando raid after being held captive for six years by the FARC. She now lives in Paris, but there is speculation she might jump back into Colombian politics.
Venezuela's government announced all civil servants should only work on Monday and Tuesdays as a way to save energy. The two-day work week comes during a severe drought, food shortages and electricity crisis.
Venezuela's opposition won a landslide victory in legislative elections on Sunday that's seen as a political turning point, because the Socialist Party has controlled all branches of government for the past 16 years.
Under former president Hugo Chavez and current leader Nicolas Maduro, the government has imprisoned dozens of opponents. ...
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