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As Venezuela marks one year since Chávez's death, his successor President Maduro faces his toughest challenge yet from opposition street protests.
From 1994 to 2001, The Christian Science Monitor's Howard LaFranchi ran the Mexico City bureau. Back in the city on a reporting trip, he counts the changes.
As protests have taken over Venezuela the past few weeks, tensions between the US and Caracas have been on the rise. Statements from US and Venezuelan officials paint the picture.
Some say the protest movement appears to be leading opposition politicians, rather than the other way around.
Argentina took a crucial step in repairing its international image by settling with Spain's Repsol over the 2012 re-nationalization of oil company YPF.
Guzman's legendary criminal activity inspired songs and even a soap opera. It's an act few may be able to follow in Mexico, as two administrations have eliminated almost all top druglords.
Taking part in a government dialog could serve as an endorsement of the Maduro administration's 'repression,' opposition leader Capriles said.
One cartel king behind bars is reason to celebrate. But the outlook is complicated.
Joaquín Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested this weekend. His capture could unleash infighting within the cartel and turf wars with other groups.
A wave of demonstrations in Caracas and other cities has met a steely response from President Maduro and brought a reluctant rally leader to the fore.