A center-left businessman and a conservative former general face a November runoff for Guatemala's presidency, according to election returns Monday that showed a Nobel Peace Prize winner finishing a distant sixth.
A judge has ordered that 112 million dollars of former Argentine president Carlos Menem's assets be frozen as he investigates the allegations of illegal weapons deals during Menem's term of office.
One week after millionaire aviator Steve Fossett disappeared, his wife, Peggy, issued a statement that she remained hopeful and confident of a successful resolution to this search.
Presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner admitted to the German press that some of Argentina's economic, social and institutional issues must be corrected, and in the event she leads the next government, changes will be gradual.
In spite of violence that claimed some 50 lives, officials in Guatemala say they are prepared to carry out an efficient and secure electoral process on Sunday when voters go to the polls to elect a new president.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the late Luciano Pavarotti who beyond being one of the world's foremost tenor singers was a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The disputed results of a controversial and tight governor election in the Argentine province of Cordoba, one of the country's main electoral districts, is rapidly becoming another volatile and unpredictable hot issue for President Nestor Kirchner's administration.
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet met Thursday with Australian Prime Minister John Howard to discuss further rounds of negotiations concerning an eventual Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
United States President George Bush was not born to act at the Sydney Opera House. He'd only reached the third sentence of Friday's speech to business leaders, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, when he committed his first gaffe.