Venezuela's Rojas enters race for IADB chief

A Venezuelan candidate has emerged to further complicate the contest to elect a new head of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Jose Alejandro Rojas, a former finance minister, entered the scene in a move that press reports said was designed to weaken the chances of the US backed candidate, Luis Alberto Moreno, the Colombian ambassador to Washington.

The contest is highly political and features candidates from Brazil, Peru and Nicaragua - reflecting growing divisions within the Americas and de