US vessels have been making frequent calls. The island also hosts US surveillance planes.
Pragmatism gains over ideology, but some freedoms wane, new reports indicate.
How did we become so dependent on a single corporation?
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela push back on US operations.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suspended a trade deal with Bolivia last week for failure to rein in coca growing. Some 50,000 jobs could be lost.
The region is affected by global downturn, but more prepared this time thanks to greater foreign reserves and less external debt.
With oil prices down by half since July, the Venezuelan leader's largess may dry up.
At ‘AltWheels’ expo, inventors bring the hybrid mind-set to gas-guzzling shipping trucks.