1. From the NYTimes, an article on anti-Chávez backlash within Argentina.
2. From Slate, a fascinating set of posts on traveling in "Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian Paradise".
3. Exxon wins in court on their attempt to get compensation from Chávez's semi-nationalization of a joint project.
4. Finally 2 articles about ties between drug cartels and the Venezuelan Miliary here and here (the second one is in Spanish (sorry) but is quite good).