Less popular among Latin leaders, the Venezuelan president is on an 11-day trip to visit allies including Libya's Qaddafi and Iran's Ahmadinejad.
Colombian lawmakers voted Tuesday to call a referendum on whether the conservative US ally should be allowed to seek a third straight term.
A new strategy in Afghanistan to combat the opium trade draws on US experience curbing cocaine shipments in Latin America.
Peace Corps and others see ’60s-style interest from recent grads.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez sought a region-wide censure of the pending agreement at a summit Monday in Quito, Ecuador. But other leaders were declined to condemn it outright.