The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.
For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.
More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.
With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.
The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.
Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.
The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."
Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.
For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."
This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.