Immediately after Hugo Chávez's death, VP Nicolás Maduro expelled American diplomats and accused the U.S. of causing the president's death. The idea for the charge had been planted by Chávez himself more than a year ago.
Hugo Chavez reported on his latest cancer surgery today. The Venezuelan leader said the two-centimeter tumor was cancerous; however he was optimistic saying vital signs, including blood pressure, were "favorable."
While the U.S. economy has struggled in the last decade, South America's has thrived. And as the U.S. deals with near record poverty, South American countries are ramping up social spending and broadening their safety nets. For the first time, it looks like the U.S.