The president's approval rating skyrocketed to 90 percent after the military freed 15 high-profile hostages from a jungle rebel camp.
Presidential hopeful John McCain visited Colombia on Tuesday and wraps up his three-day trip Thursday in Mexico.
Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans were rescued Wednesday in a risky operation that shows the FARC rebel group in disarray.
On Sunday, the Amazonian states of Beni and Pando voted overwhelmingly in favor of more autonomy from the socialist government of Evo Morales.
Leaders at Wednesday's summit in Nicaragua blamed US trade policies for the region's food crisis.
Sixty six pounds of uranium was for a 'dirty bomb,' Colombian officials say. Venezuela and Ecuador wonder: What else will seized rebel laptops reveal?
Venezuela's fiery president gears up to become Latin America's next leftist icon.
After nearly 50 years in power, Fidel effectively hands the reins to his younger brother, Raul Castro.
Recent increases in defense spending by Brazil and Venezuela are attracting observers' attention.
A deal brokered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez could pave the way for the liberation of dozens of others being held in rebel camps.