The Shared Responsibility program aims to educate US and European cocaine users about the environmental damage of cocaine production.
OPEC's only Asian member, it has failed to meet its production quota and is quitting the cartel this year.
After a series of setbacks, leftist President Hugo Chávez welcomed his conservative nemesis – Colombia's Álvaro Uribe – to a reconcilatory meeting on Friday.
Hosting the most refugees in Latin America, the state is trying to speed up its asylum process.
The incentive program marks a shift in Spain's lenient immigration policies.
In border states, Venezuelans say Colombian rebel groups extort monthly 'protection' money from businesses and ranchers.
War spending, trade deficits, and devaluation against foreign currencies weigh on the greenback.
On Sunday, the Amazonian states of Beni and Pando voted overwhelmingly in favor of more autonomy from the socialist government of Evo Morales.