Venezuela

Top stories this week are likely to include: Strong chavista performance in Venezuelan regional elections; Mayan peoples celebrate the thirteenth B’ak’tun; Argentina faces international fiscal isolation; and Peru and Chile sign a pact to remove mines from their shared border.

Top stories this week are likely to include: Chávez designates successor as he heads to Havana; Puerto Rico convenes legislature for statehood; Arab-Latin American Forum in Abu Dhabi; and impact of recent energy takeover deals in Canada.

Chávez’ victory boils down to a love affair with a generous petro-crat, but serious policy challenges and an uncertain economy await him in his new six-year mandate.
The first of our series of slideshows of election day in Venezuela.

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