So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.
Buoyed by opposition to EU bailouts and disillusionment with government scandals and arrivals of new immigrants, the populist True Finn Party won 19.1 percent of the votes in elections April 17.
International news about China, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Costa Rica and Cuba are explored.
The International Trade Union Confederation condemns the wave of firings, repression and violence being waged against Bahrain workers and their unions after a widely supported strike.
In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.