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July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Argentina's voters will go to the polls Sunday following a presidential campaign that has failed to ignite enthusiasm, largely because the leading candidate - the current president's wife, who has frequently been compared to Sen. Hillary Clinton - appears to have little chance of losing.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - Venezuela is planning to extend its weapons purchases from Russia, adding to the $4 billion Chavez already has spent over the past two years.Sergei Ladigin, a representative of the Russian state weapon exporting company Rosoboronexport, told the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal that there are plans to double or triple those figures.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - Ahead of a referendum on attempts by Venezuela's government to amend the constitution and extend President Hugo Chavez' term in office, critics of the move are urging a "no" vote rather than abstention. They worry that a low voter turnout may hand victory to Chavez.Students protesting the changes and chanting slogans such as "look up 'socialism' in a dictionary" clashed with police in the capital, Caracas, this week, leaving several wounded.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - Argentina's first lady, Cristina Fernadez de Kirchner, has launched her presidential campaign, with drums, confetti - and a video clip that featured images of her with Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.With presidential elections scheduled for October, President Nestor Kirchner announced he was not running for a second term, and instead his wife - a senator and his close political advisor - has stepped up to the plate. She enjoys a strong lead in the polls.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has once again raised the specter of developing a nuclear program, saying the aim would be to reduce dependence on oil and combat climate change.As on previous occasions when Chavez has raised the issue, critics voiced alarm at the notion that a regime led by the anti-American leftist leader may develop a program that while ostensibly peaceful could bring a nuclear weapons capability within reach.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - The leaders of South America's two largest countries have visited Mexico in recent days in an effort to improve ties with a country viewed as an important regional player, energy source, and large-market economy.Brazil's President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva is currently visiting Mexico, fresh on the heels of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, who during his visit last week criticized U.S. border fence plans and tried to lure Mexico into the South American Mercosur trade bloc.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Buenos Aires (CNSNews.com) - Following a series of violent clashes between the supporters and opponents of controversial constitutional amendments in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has stepped up threats against critics ahead of Sunday's referendum on the changes.A 19-year-old oil worker, Jose Oliveros, was shot dead Monday after he tried to drive a truck along a road blocked by demonstrators demanding that Venezuelans to vote "no" in the referendum. Police blamed the death on anti-Chavez protestors.