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Sandinistas Acknowledged Defeat in Nicaraguan Elections in 1990

Today in Latin American history, Sandinistas acknowledged defeat in Nicaraguan elections in 1990. A year after agreeing to free elections, Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government loses at the polls. The elections brought an end to more than a decade of U.S. efforts to unseat the Sandinista government. continue reading »

Will Arizona Elect it’s First Hispanic U.S. Senator? Richard Carmona Hopes So

Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general, is very close to becoming the first Latino to be elected to the federal Senate from Arizona, a state that has clashed with Washington in defending its stand against undocumented immigration. continue reading »

Hispanic Candidate Forces Run-off in Texas Republican Primary

Cuban-American Ted Cruz, a rising star within the Republican Party in Texas, will face off in a run-off election for his party's Senate nomination with rival David Dewhurst in a contest that presents several challenges. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »

Mexico’s PRI Party Disavows Politician With Links to Cartels

Mexico's PRI, poised to retake the presidency this year after more than a decade in opposition, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from a prominent party member accused by U.S. authorities of taking bribes from drug cartels. continue reading »

Chilean Voting Rolls Still Contain 1,000 Who “Disappeared” During The Pinochet Era

One thousand people who disappeared in custody during the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship remain on Chile's voting rolls, the head of the electoral authority said Tuesday. continue reading »

Perú Goes Dry in Prep For Presidential Elections

From midnight tonight, and until noon on Monday, Peruvians will not be able to purchase alcoholic beverages, in observance of the nation’s general elections this Sunday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Favorite Clown and Deputy “Tiririca” Not Illiterate After All

Brazilian electoral candidate Francisco Everando Oliveira Silva, better known as "Tiririca" the clown, is a step closer to be able to serve as a deputy, after passing a reading/writing test (which current president Lula, once a shoe shiner said to be an idiocy, an insult to those who voted for him) mandated by the Regional Electoral Tribunal of Sao Paulo, following rumors that the clown was illiterate, and thus unable to assume the job. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Brazil Elects Dilma Rousseff, First Female President in the History of the Nation.

Dilma Rousseff, 62 has been elected president of Brazil and next January 1st she’ll become the first woman to ever move into the office Lula has occupied for two terms. continue reading »

We Need the Recently Departed Paul the Octopus to Predict the Nevada Race

Paul is dead, and this time we're not talking about the left handed Beatle. Check out our hypothesis on what killed the fabled oracle mollusk. continue reading »