Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, embraces former vice president, Lenin Moreno, during the Alianza PAIS party convention where Moreno was tapped as the ruling party presidential candidate, in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador election tests Correa legacy

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael...
A man waiting in line at a grocery store argues with a Bolivarian National Police officer as he and others wait for food to arrive to the store in Caracas, Venezuela, June 8, 2016.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s descent

When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela...
An opposition demonstrator prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail at police after clashes broke out at a protest in Caracas, Venezuela,  Feb. 12, 2015.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s many crises

Venezuela is a country that should, by all accounts, be doing quite well. It’s one of the top oil-producing countries in the world. But the...