Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory after early results showed his United Socialist Party won at least 44 percent of the vote in mayoral races, even as the opposition took power in several cities.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has sent troops into the streets, clamped down on the press and sidestepped Congress to intensify what he calls the war against the “parasitic bourgeoisie” ahead of local elections.
Reggaeton star El Potro enters the stage. Tonight, the singer who married two Miss Venezuelas won’t perform his number-one hit “Bla Bla Bla.” He stands beside President Nicolas Maduro and asks for votes to further the late Hugo Chavez’s revolution as the local mayor.
Chile doubled its renewable-energy target and may solicit competitive bids in 2015 for contracts to sell electricity as the South American nation seeks to spur investment in new power plants and curb its reliance on imported fossil fuels.
Tropical Storm Manuel may strengthen to a hurricane, bringing new flooding to Mexico, as the nation struggles to clean up after two storms that killed at least 80 people and trapped thousands of tourists in the resort city of Acapulco.
Magglio Ordonez, a six-time Major League Baseball All-Star with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, will run for mayor of a Venezuelan oil town in the socialist party of the late President Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA will invest more than $4 billion in a plan to convert heavy crudes into lighter ones at its Puerto La Cruz refinery, Agencia Venezolana de Noticias reported.