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Martelly, friend of Duvalier, named winner in Haiti vote

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.

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Will Wikileaks flap impact Peruvian elections?

Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.

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Honduras powerbrokers beat up on the poor

In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.

Governing party candidate excluded in Haiti runoff elections

Under intense international pressure, Haiti's election board has announced that it is excluding Jude Celestin, candidate of President Rene Preval's INTE Party, from runoff presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

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Nepal elects new prime minister

The new prime minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, a Communist, is expected to revive Nepal's stalled peace process.

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Gbagbo refuses to cede power after elections in Cote d'Ivoire

A look at the current political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

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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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