The U.S. Department of State has urged its citizens to reconsider traveling to Nicaragua. The warning follows several days of violent clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators, resulting in hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths. The confrontations were sparked by a move to increase taxes and reduce benefits in the Central American country's pension system. Celia Mendoza reports from Managua, the Nicaraguan capital.
Business-friendly ruling party performed better than expected in Sunday's Senate election, losing fewer seats than polls had projected and ensuring strict fiscal policies while lessening chances of a tax hike on the key soy sector
Arrests, by national intelligence agents, marked first at a Western oil firm in Venezuela and represent a dramatic escalation of growing tensions between PDVSA and foreign companies over control of supply contracts, the sources said