Manuel Rosales, who ran against Chávez in 2006, is seeking asylum in Peru.
Al Qaeda in Iraq appears to be exploiting instability in Iraq's government
The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by both nations' legislatures, creates a framework for bilateral cooperation.
The arrest is perhaps the greatest blow to the insurgency since Zarqawi was killed in 2006.
So many voters flocked to the polls that many stations ran out of ballot papers.
The president's high approval ratings in a new poll suggest that Americans appreciate his cooperative approach to world affairs.
The process of allocating taxpayer dollars starts in earnest as the 13 separate appropriations bills make their way through committees.