Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...nation's two long-enduring guerrilla conflicts could soon end.The announcement came just five days ahead of presidential elections in which not just Santos' political fate but also that of his 18-month-old negotiations with Colombia's...
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High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...especially serious in Brazil because the vast majority of campaigns are funded by corporations.In the last presidential elections, more than 98 percent of campaign funds for both President Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Jose Serra came...
Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...gains on the ground boost Assad's hold on power as he seeks to add a further claim of legitimacy in June 3 presidential elections, which Western powers and the opposition have dismissed as a sham. But Thursday's massive explosion in Aleppo...
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Venezuelan opposition leader sits out dialogue's most prominent opposition leader.Gov. Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate in the last two presidential elections, said he would not attend the meeting called by President Nicolas Maduro amid political turmoil that has engulfed...
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Tlingit and Haida to elect new president "For Our Future Generations," aptly titled considering the assembly will include presidential and vice presidential elections - a big deal for the organization, Holmes said."This is a turning point in our history ... and it means...
Ousted Egyptian President Morsi to face new trial on terror charges

...declare "Islamic state" in the northern Sinai peninsula, where militant groups are powerful, if Morsi lost 2012 presidential elections.Prosecutors said their investigation also showed the Brotherhood received funds from foreign countries. Investigators...
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...Democrats' eyes, the Senate's 45 Republicans had turned democracy on its head. The party that lost the past two presidential elections and failed to win control of the Senate nonetheless was dictating who the president could or could not appoint...
Fight brews over private stake in a Mexican icon

...reform. Among the most impassioned is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who finished a close second in the last two presidential elections."Oil is the property of the nation," Lopez Obrador said in a speech this past week, charging that Mexico's...
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Is the GOP self-destructing?

...Gov. Chris Christie.Every political party has its factions, of course. And parties that have recently lost presidential elections - as the GOP just did - are often the most divided.But the current brawl in the GOP seems more destructive...
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Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security for Mitt Romney, because those 65 and older have backed the Republican candidate in both of the last two presidential elections.But President Barack Obama has been pounding Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on their plan...
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