Christopher Toothaker

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 00:00
Cardinal Jorge Urosa said authorities are unfairly prosecuting Chavez opponents for simply criticizing the government.
Monday, March 22, 2010 - 00:00
Press freedoms in countries throughout the Western Hemisphere are facing serious threats from authoritarian governments, especially in Venezuela and communist-led Cuba, a group representing news media from across the Americas warned Sunday.
Monday, March 8, 2010 - 00:00
Venezuela wants to smooth over rocky relations with Colombia, but a diplomatic breakthrough probably won't be possible until Colombians elect a successor to President Alvaro Uribe.
Friday, February 26, 2010 - 00:00
Chavez said he wants to "turn the page" following a verbal altercation with Uribe.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 00:00
The armed groups, organized by Venezuela's military, will be responsible for protecting poor farmers from vigilante groups allegedly organized and financed by cattlemen and wealthy landowners.
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 00:00
"You'll be sorry," he said. "We are not unarmed."
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 00:00
President Hugo Chavez launched a federal police force on Sunday that he hopes will change the overwhelmingly negative image most Venezuelans have of their public security forces while reducing crime in one of Latin America's most violent countries.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 00:00
A prominent opponent of President Hugo Chavez accused the socialist leader's government on Wednesday of turning a blind eye to leftist Colombian rebels taking refuge in border areas
Friday, November 6, 2009 - 00:00
President Hugo Chavez's government is sending 15,000 soldiers to the border with Colombia, saying the military buildup is needed to increase security, combat drug trafficking and root out paramilitary groups.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 00:00
A record drought and years of poor planning have made blackouts and water shortages an increasingly frequent fact of life in much of oil-rich Venezuela