Girish Gupta is a British freelance journalist based in Caracas, Venezuela. His work has taken him all over the region, covering Mexico’s drug wars in Ciudad Juárez, Colombia’s paramilitaries in its northern jungles and maverick Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’s ups and downs as he battles cancer before elections in October 2012. He also writes for Reuters, TIME and many other outlets.
Coloring books and historical reenactments help keep the late president's legend alive for a new generation.
Model and telenovela actress Monica Spear and her ex-husband were killed, and their 5-year-old daughter was injured, in an apparent robbery while on vacation in Venezuela.
Not Tokyo. Not London. Think south, and left.
A month before municipal elections, some say the socialist government is trying to buy votes even as the economy spirals.
Nicolas Maduro was once Hugo Chavez’s top foreign diplomat. Now that he’s in charge, some of the vitriol persists.