Venezuela was never as important for the Spanish empire as its other colonies. Colombia was vital for its coffee, Peru for its gold and Bolivia for its silver; they all assumed a greater importance than Venezuela. Cocoa became Venezuela’s only important commercial product during the 17th Century. Cocoa was...

Ronald Reagan, the B-movie actor who became the 40th president of the USA (1981-88) has died aged 93. Wall Street will stay closed for Reagan‘s state funeral, a salute to the godfather of today‘s stock market bubble.

In a surprise announcement, the radical left-populist Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez, has accepted the decision of the National electoral Commission, (CNE), and will face a recall referendum.

Amidst enthusiastic scenes upwards of a thousand workers, young people and representatives from the landless movement, a new party which has been named "Party for Socialism and Liberty" (SOL, the Portuguese word for sun) was formed in Brasília, Brazil’s Federal capital, over the weekend of 5 and 6...

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