Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo surgery tomorrow to remove an accumulation of blood in her skull following a blow eight weeks ago, according to a statement issued by the hospital where she is being treated.
A decision by Ecuador to embrace fugitive Edward Snowden would advance President Rafael Correa’s efforts to step out from the shadow of the late Hugo Chavez and establish himself as the U.S.’s leading critic in Latin America, regional analysts said.
Henrique Capriles Radonski , whose family members own Venezuela’s biggest movie theater chain, is emerging as President Hugo Chavez ’s strongest rival in 2012 elections by copying his favorite ploy of lavishing public money on the poor.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has used his stature to play peacemaker on Iran. Closer to home, he has shown little appetite for wielding his clout with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez to repair a rupture with Colombia.
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.