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Chile Swore In First Democratically Elected President Since 1970 in 1990

Today in Latin American history, Patricio Aylwin was sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970 in 1990. Following the Augusto Pinochet regime that was in power since 1973, Aylwin was elected in the first democratic elections on December 14, 1989. continue reading »

Spain Became a Democracy After 40 Years of Dictatorship in 1978

Today in Latin American history, Spain became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship in 1978. Following the Spanish constitution's approval in a national referendum, King Juan Carlos ratified Spain's first democratic constitution in nearly five decades. continue reading »

Che Guevara Spoke at the UN in 1964

Today in Latin American history, Che Guevara spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 1964. continue reading »

Democracy was Restored in Argentina in 1983

Today in Latin American history, democracy was restored in Argentina when President Raúl Alfonsín took office in 1983. Alfonsín, who won the general elections on October 30, 1983, was the first democratically elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process continue reading »

U.S. Secretary of State Urges Egyptians to Peacefully Strengthen Democracy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged Egyptians to take part peacefully in the political life of their country in order to strengthen democracy, after meeting with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr, in Cairo. continue reading »

Milos Zeman Wins First Direct Presidential Election in Czech Republic

Milos Zeman, a leftist former prime minister, has won the Czech Republic's first direct presidential election. The 68-year-old Zeman, head of the Czech government from 1998 to 2002, garnered 54 percent of the vote for a comfortable victory over Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, who received 45 percent of the ballots. continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates 55 Years of Democracy

President Hugo Chavez's leftist government and its opponents held separate events Wednesday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Venezuela's return to democracy. continue reading »

Opposition Figure Oscar Elias Biscet Presents Democracy Manifesto

Cuban opposition figure Oscar Elias Biscet on Wednesday presented a manifesto on which he intends to collect signatures to promote a move toward democracy on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Chávez Returns to Venezuela Determined to Rule Until 2031

Hugo said he was free of cancer cells, and that the illness would not mar his 2012 campaign. continue reading »