On his first official trip abroad, Venezuela's new leader is visiting Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. But a domestic dispute over the legality of Maduro's presidential victory drags on at home.
Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope, a prospect that fills many in the region with hopes for better representation of their concerns at the Vatican.
Nestor Kirchner, former president of Argentina, died Wednesday. Kirchner was married to the current Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez.