Material compiled by Cristiano de Sa Fagundes, our regional editor for Latin America.
counted on the people to support his constitutional reform. But the people
didn't follow. This is the first time the Venezuelan president has been
defeated since he was elected. The event was thoroughly celebrated by his
opponents and closely watched by bloggers throughout Latin America.
Video posted on 2 december
Material compiled by our regional editor for South America, Cristiano de Sa Fagundes
To negotiate the fate of the FARC hostages - including French-Colombian citizen Ingrid Betancourt -Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez relied on the contacts of Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba. The Chavez-Cordoba relationship and their intervention in the hostage case sparked heated online discussions in the two countries. And Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's decision to put an end to the negotiations has only fuelled the debate.