President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela faces any military attack by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.
Juan Manuel Santos won a stunning victory in his bid to succeed outgoing President Alvaro Uribe on Sunday. Colombian voters gave him, his vice-presidential candidate, Angelino Garzon, and their platform a lopsided 69.1 percent majority against opponent Antanas Mockus, who received 27.5 percent of the vote. The 9 million votes cast for Mr. Santos were the highest number ever given a Colombian presidential candidate.
Backed by a landslide victory, Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos vowed no let up in the fight against leftist guerrillas but held out hope for better relations with neighboring Venezuela and Ecuador.
A Hong Kong publisher said Sunday he has scrapped plans to publish an insider account of Beijing's decision-making behind its 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters in Tiananmen Square because of copyright problems.
Colombians voted for a successor to President Alvaro Uribe on Sunday in what was expected to be a rout favoring a former defense minister who oversaw a major weakening of leftist rebels.