VENEZUELA: Representatives of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas – ALBA – regional bloc are meeting in Caracas this Tuesday to discuss the lastest round of aggressions against Venezuela by the United States. ISRAEL: Israelis are voting in what is expected to be one of the closest elections in the country’s recent history. MEXICO: The sacking of one Mexico’s best-known journalists has led to indignation across the country. IRAN: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and U.S. secretary of state John Kerry are in their second day of nuclear talks in Switzerland. VANUATU: Vanuatu is facing imminent food shortages in the wake of one of the worst cyclones to ever hit the pacific island nation.