The World's correspondents Shirin Jaafari and Jorge Valencia give context and analysis on foreign policy issues at stake in the 2020 election. Moderated by senior editor Daisy Contreras, we'll be taking your questions and explore what's at stake for the US and beyond.
There seems to be no end to the indignities in rapidly failing Venezuela. It's the start of the Western Hemisphere's own humanitarian crisis, says an AP correspondent in Caracas.
Given President Nicolás Maduro is already fighting for his political survival, it might seem crazy of him to meddle with such a sensitive issue as the cost of gas. Venezuelans are already dealing with triple-digit inflation.
One of the drivers behind the Venezuelan street protests is a lack of basic consumer goods, from toilet paper to food. Now the government thinks it has a partial answer — a sort of supermarket loyalty card that it hopes will cut down on hoarding and speculation. But some critics say the idea is just creepy.
An album released by a Venezuelan band nearly a year ago is inspiring the growing protests in Venezuela. The group's lyrics seem to capture both the despair amidst the country's high crime, rising inflation and troubled economy and the hope for change.
Hugo Chavez was a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, keeping a lid on protests and a difficult economy. His successor Nicolas Maduro has had anything but a smooth reign and Venezuela is now being compared to tumultuous counties like Syria and Ukraine.
In the US, we’re used to hearing about newspapers suffering from a declining readership. In Venezuela, the newspaper industry is hurting for another reason. The papers can't get paper.
Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez is living in the midst of an economic crisis.
In Venezuela, new cars are so scarce that they appreciate in value the minute you drive off the lot.