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...
Black voter turnout passes whites in 2012

...wrote the voting analysis. "Over the last five presidential elections, the share of voters who were racial or ethnic...ever more important voting blocs in upcoming presidential elections," Taylor said. "But in 2012, both groups...
Togo tales: US electoral admiration in Africa

...projects throughout the country. Surprisingly, I have, in fact, had the opportunity to witness the last two presidential elections in Africa, first in Djibouti in 2008 and now in Togo. I will never forget how obsessively Djiboutians followed...
Accumulated fragments: The Bear Man of Admiralty Island: Part 3

...some of which were Al Smith (elected Governor of New York five times and lost to Herbert Hoover in the 1928 Presidential elections), the Woodrow Wilson family and J.P. Morgan. Hasselborg took John Holzworth, and friends, out several...


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