AFP Americas News Agenda for March 5

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

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What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Obama's CIA pick faces Senate panel vote

WASHINGTON: The Senate Intelligence Committee votes on President Barack Obama's nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. Picture. Video (US-POLITICS-INTELLIGENCE-CONGRESS)


LOS ANGELES: Primary election held for Los Angeles mayor, to succeed Antonio Villaraigosa. A run-off between the top two will be held on May 21 if no one wins an outright majority in the primary. Expect coverage (US-POLITICS-VOTE-CALIFORNIA)

WASHINGTON: Last day of the annual meeting of the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby. Picture. Coverage on merit (US-ISRAEL-POLITICS)

-- Experts on North Korea testify before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. Coverage on merit (US-NKOREA-DIPLOMACY)

-- The Institute for Supply Management publishes its February nonmanufacturing index based on a survey of purchasing managers, an indicator of activity in the services sector. 1500 GMT. Coverage on merit (US-ECONOMY-SERVICES-INDEX-ISM-PMI)