Hugo Chávez

Wilmer Valderrama Delightfully Dressed Like a Bird to Explain Venezuela’s Political Crisis

Listen up Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro because John Oliver and Wilmer Valderrama have some choice words for you.<p>The late night host dedicated …

Venezuela

Sean Penn on Quitting the Movie Business, His New First Novel, and #MeToo

CULTURE READ<p>In a bold career move, Sean Penn has picked up the pen with his new political satire “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Vogue took the …

Mark Twain

The autocrats’ playbook

In 2009, Turkey’s tax ministry imposed a $2.5 billion fine for alleged tax evasion on Dogan Yayin, a media conglomerate whose newspapers and …

Donald Trump

Danny Glover: Hollywood's Biggest Useful Idiot

Socialist Venezuela has become a workers' hell – not the paradise Hugo Chávez promised. The poor literally pick through garbage to find food. Yet …

Venezuela

José Abreu died on March 24th

THAT underground car park in Caracas was like any other: dim, low-pitched, musty with damp. The acoustics were going to be dreadful, like an echo …

Obituaries

How oil came to control the world

Let’s talk about oil (Part II)<p>J.D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, became the world’s first billionaire in 1916. It wasn’t Andrew Carnegie, …

Oil

Maduro arrests Chávez’s ex-spy chief

The Nicolás Maduro regime arrested on Tuesday the former interior minister and former intelligence chief, General Miguel Rodríguez Torres.<p>Videos …

Latin America

To eat in Venezuela, children work and beg on the streets - to feed their families

Miguel González, a 10-year old indigenous boy, walks barefoot through the crowded corridors of Maracaibo’s flea market in northwestern Venezuela. He …

Venezuela

Chile’s new president vows to keep fighting for democracy in Venezuela. Will he?

Chile’s President-elect Sebastian Piñera told me in an extended interview this week that he has no plans to tone down his activism for democracy in …

Venezuela

Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.<p>When Muammar al-Qaddafi came in from the cold in the …

Saudi Arabia

The most important political prisoner in Latin America

"Can Venezuela Be Saved? As a nation unwinds, Leopoldo López, the opposition’s most prominent leader, sits under house arrest and contemplates what …

Council on Foreign Relations

Stage set for Xi's power grab

Above is a fisheye-lens view of the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the …

Geopolitics

Gowdy seeks answers from Carson after reports of costly decorations

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the House Oversight Committee chairman, on Wednesday asked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to release all …

Politics

Scoop: Besieged Sessions dines with Rosenstein, Francisco

If Donald Trump finally follows through on his rage and fires Jeff Sessions, the image with this story will be printed in history books. Tonight at …

Politics

All of Naomi Campbell's British GQ covers, from 1994 to 2018

Naomi Campbell is the first woman to appear five times on a British GQ cover, and she has appeared on more covers than any other person except Daniel …

Naomi Campbell

Senate Intel thinks House Intel Republicans leaked Warner texts

The Senate Intelligence Committee believes that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee leaked text messages between a lobbyist and …

Politics

Equifax announces 2.4 million more Americans affected in breach

Equifax announced Thursday that 2.4 million additional Americans were impacted in the credit reporting agency's 2017 cybersecurity breach. That …

Business

Hope Hicks to resign as White House communications director

White House communications director, Hope Hicks, one of Trump's longest serving advisers, is going to resign. The New York Times broke the news …

Politics

FEMA official cites "boys club" in resignation letter

One of two public-affairs officials that have resigned from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cited sexism within the agency in their …

Politics

Candidate to Run Against Venezuela's Maduro, Breaking Opposition Boycott

A former Venezuelan state governor who years ago broke ranks with the ruling Socialist Party has emerged as President Nicolás Maduro’s sole notable election rival, thwarting the opposition’s effort to secure a total boycott of the April 22 vote.<p>The candidate, Henri Falcon, was expelled Wednesday …

Venezuela

The brief history of how Trump turned on Sessions

President Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "DISGRACEFUL" today, adding to a growing list of examples of Trump publicly criticizing his own …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty in Mueller probe

President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to new charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert …

Politics

FCC to vote on infrastructure rule changes to speed up 5G networks

The FCC will vote in March on whether to eliminate certain requirements for building wireless infrastructure to help speed up the development of …

Jon Ossoff

Sessions pushes back: DOJ will "do its work in a fair and impartial manner"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded to President Trump's public criticism on Wednesday, saying he will continue his "duties with integrity and …

Politics

Community Health Systems' stock craters on giant losses

The stock price of Community Health Systems plummeted more than 17% today after the floundering hospital system posted a $2.5 billion loss in 2017, …

Business

Facebook: Trump paid higher ad rates than Clinton during campaign

Facebook is pushing back on a claim that was quoted by Hillary Clinton on Twitter that her presidential campaign was systematically charged more than …

Business

Mueller moves to dismiss charges against Gates

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his legal team has moved to drop charges that were brought last week in an expansive superseding indictment …

Politics

Companies spending Trump tax cuts on themselves

Trump has touted that the recent tax code overhaul would prompt companies to use extra funds to hike up their employees’ paychecks. While some …

Politics

South Africa votes to transfer land from white to black farmers

South Africa's parliament voted 241-83 on a motion that would allow land to be transferred from white to black land owners without financial …

News

Report: Countries have discussed how to manipulate Kushner

The Washington Post is reporting that at least four countries have discussed how they could manipulate Jared Kushner by taking advantage of his …

Politics