President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's Peronist Party lost power in both houses of Congress in Sunday's legislative elections. Her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, lost in his bid for a congressional seat.
Soldiers arrested leftist President Manuel Zelaya Sunday as he planned to carry out a controversial referendum to extend presidential term limits, despite a Supreme Court ruling that the vote would be illegal.
Venezuela's populist leader Hugo Chávez has put his armed forces on alert in response to Sunday's ouster of leftist President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras. 'We will bring them down,' Mr. Chávez said of the new military junta.