To ease political tensions in Venezuela, opposition leader Henrique Capriles Tuesday cancelled a march in Caracas to demand a vote recount after Sunday's close presidential election. VOA's Brian Padden reports from the Venezuelan capital that, after the ruling socialist party candidate, Nicolas Maduro, was declared the winner, there have been opposition demonstrations and incidents of violence throughout the country.
The impact of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and more than 170 people were wounded, is being felt around the world. The international community has been offering the United States and the victims comfort and support. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more.
Protests broke out after Venezuela's election commission declared acting President Nicolas Maduro the winner of Sunday's vote. Maduro, the late President Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, was elected by a razor-thin margin, sparking demands for a recount.