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.
The islands were alive with vividly colored crabs, birds, and iguanas.
Will the new guerilla leader, Alfonso Cano, free US and other hostages?
A top leftist rebel commander turned herself in Sunday. Colombia's government is touting the move as the latest in a series of devastating blows to the leftist rebels.
Nelly Avila Moreno's call for dialogue comes as the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accuses the US of stirring tension.