The election of Argentinian Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio as the new Catholic Pope has raised questions about the former cardinal’s alleged involvement with Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship, including accusations that he had a hand in the kidnapping of two liberal priests.
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Venezuala have re-elected Hugo Chávez Frías for a fourth term after some of the most intense elections in the past decade. He will now hold the presidency until 2013, fourteen years since his first election in 1999.
After much anticipation, Ecuador announced it will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.