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2014 ranked as a horrible year for many countries, according to an index, with Venezuela topping the list as the most miserable place on Earth.
Ford Motors said a charge related to its Venezuelan operations would reduce fourth-quarter profit attributable to the company by about $700 million.
Venezuela may be down to its last lifeline as oil prices continue to plummet, and the country needs financial backing more than ever.
Jim Cramer sees three major themes that account for the collapse in commodity prices.
Moody's lowered Venezuela's rating from Caa3 to Caa1 on Monday as the country's default risk rises on plummeting oil prices.
Moody's on Tuesday downgraded its debt rating for Venezuela, citing an increased likelihood of a default due to lower oil prices.
Lower prices could make oil unprofitable to pull out of the ground. But we're not there yet, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie.
In order to stem the free fall in oil prices, one of three key things must be done, says Sabine Schels, a commodity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro heads to China in an effort to boost its partnership with the country. James Lockhart-Smith, associate director of Maplecroft, discusses Venezuela's outlook and relationship with China.
Venezuela confirmed it was in a recession, with the highest inflation in the Americas, while the socialist government blamed political foes for poor data.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks toward 2015 and shares predictions on gold, the Dow, IBM and more.
Despite Venezuela's troubles, some U.S.-listed companies will want to keep earning money there. Look for those that own up to currency risk.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cuba's relationship with Venezuela and Russia are in focus because of the decline in oil prices. Cuba gets more than half of its oil from Venezuela every day.
As oil prices have fallen, currencies of developing countries that rely heavily on exports have been sliding.
"Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd, discusses new U.S. relations with Cuba and its impact to American oil companies, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
In Fitch's ratings sytem, a "CCC" rating implies "default is a real possibility."
Shares of cruise company Carnival and airliner Copa Holdings were among the stocks boosted on normalized diplomatic Cuban relations.