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Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.

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Former guerrilla becomes Brazil's first woman president

Dilma Rousseff, a former fighter against Brazil's U.S. supported military dictatorship, won a runoff election on Sunday October 31 and will become the first woman president in the huge South American nation's history.

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Left advances in Brazil, runoff elections scheduled

Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff racked up the largest vote total in Sunday's presidential election in Brazil, though she barely missed the 50 percent mark necessary to avoid a runoff

Chavez socialists win National Assembly elections

In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.

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Wyclef Jean to challenge ballot ruling

Recording artist turned presidential aspirant Wyclef Jean is challenging last week's ruling by Haitian election officials disqualifying his run for the island nation's highest office.

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Moderate wins Poland’s presidential elections

Runoff presidential elections took place in Poland on Sunday, July 4.

Mixed results from Mexican elections

Mexico carried out gubernatorial elections in 12 of its 31 states on Sunday July 4. 

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Mixed verdict in Slovakia elections

Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.

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Iranian unionists, students prepare for nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Iranian unions, students and human rights activists readied nationwide protests.

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Con-Lib coalition deal could mean 170 new peers

LONDON (Morning Star) -- The coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could result in the parties appointing more than 170 new peers [House of Lords members].

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