Sunday, 09 March 2014 13:57
Balloting is under way in the second round of El Salvador's presidential election, with a former guerrilla commander favoured to win the runoff vote.
Colombia is set to hold legislative elections that are seen as a referendum on peace talks with the Marxist group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a trial run for a presidential vote in May.
Hundreds of National Guardsmen in riot gear and armoured vehicles have prevented an 'empty pots march' from reaching Venezuela's Food Ministry to protest against shortages of staple items.
A former Marxist rebel who has promised to continue the government's popular social programmes is poised to win El Salvador's presidential election runoff on Sunday, giving the ruling party a second consecutive term.
Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli has called on Venezuela not to use its decision to break ties with his country as an excuse not to pay back a debt that tops $1bn.
A police officer and a civilian have been killed in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighbourhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials say.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, said the September 11, 2001 attacks were al-Qaeda's doing and called on others to fight for the group, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of his trial in New York.
Tens of thousands of supporters of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez took to the streets to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has called on Palestinian leaders to recognise his country as a "Jewish state", a call a top Palestinian official said was an "official announcement of a unilateral end to negotiations".
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has bluntly told Barack Obama that he would never compromise on his country's security even as the US president sought to reassure him on nuclear diplomacy towards Iran and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.
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|William A. Cook|