Almost before the votes were counted in the recent Greek elections, battle lines were being drawn all over Europe.
Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.
Nigeria is in the news again because of vicious attacks by the extremist jihadi group Boko Haram in the country's Northeastern state of Borno.
In a way the victory recalled those of Obama in 2008 and 2012. They marked an amazing defeat of racists; this coalition is a blow to primitive anti-communism.
The Vazquez victory should be seen within the context of the Bolivarian dynamic, a multinational movement in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
U.S. readers are now probably wondering and/or worrying about their own election results. But, different as they may be, there are similarities between there and Germany.
Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.
In Uruguay, the presidential runoff is both a family matter and an ideological confrontation.
Rousseff won most of Brazil's 26 states including Minas Gerais, Neves' home state where she was the governor from 2003 to 2010.
Morales' MAS brought an increase in resources available to the Bolivian people as the result of a burgeoning economy.