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20 notes on the Brazilian election

20 notes on the Brazilian election

Seasoned Brazilian political observer, Bernardo Kucinski, comments on the victory of Dilma Rousseff, suggesting in passing that this election could pave the way for the return of Lula.

Brazil – the next four years

Brazil – the next four years

The virulence of the electoral campaign hid it but analysts now agree that it was a crucial election for deciding the future of the country.

Peru: The Conga mine casts its shadow over local elections

Peru: The Conga mine casts its shadow over local elections

Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.

Uruguay: Uncertainty looms over election second round

Uruguay: Uncertainty looms over election second round

President Mujica's chosen successor remains favourite, but the margin is tight.

'K' by Bernardo Kucinksi receives enthusiastic review in USA

'K' by Bernardo Kucinksi receives enthusiastic review in USA

An American reviewer calls 'K', published in English by LAB last year, as a 'compelling novel' and 'one of the most important to emerge in recent years'.

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo

Mexico: disappearances put pressure on Peña Nieto

Mexico: disappearances put pressure on Peña Nieto

The disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero has undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto's attempts to 'change the conversation' in Mexico.

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Evo won a sweeping victory at the polls and will soon begin his third five-year term. What explains his continuing popularity?

Bolivia -- Evo Morales wins comfortable victory

Bolivia -- Evo Morales wins comfortable victory

Almost two-thirds of the population still support Morales and his policies. The Bolivia Information Forum provides initial analysis.

Venezuela: aftermath of the assassinations

Venezuela: aftermath of the assassinations

The murders of Robert Serra and his partner María Herrera were most probably political

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