Venezuela’s President-elect Nicolas Maduro, who will be sworn in tomorrow, agreed to a full audit of the votes cast in the country’s closest election in 45 years as the opposition contests the results.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has undergone three operations for cancer in the past year, will register as his party’s candidate for October’s election on June 11, his election campaign manager said today.
Spaniards danced under a statue of 15th Century explorer Christopher Columbus and sang “Viva Espana!” in downtown Madrid last night in celebration of a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
Criminal tax evaders have an easier time coming clean with the Internal Revenue Service than those who didn’t intend to hide money from U.S. authorities, according to Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp., the world’s largest custody bank, failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the state of Virginia that accuses it of defrauding pension funds in foreign-currency trades.
Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski led a march of supporters last night in Caracas to mark today’s formal start to the presidential campaign against Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor.