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Costa Rica elects first female president

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Costa Rica elects first female president

On Sunday, February 7, Costa Rica elected Laura Chinchilla as the country's first female president. Chinchilla, of the ruling National Liberation Party, will succeed the incumbent president, Oscar Arias. Costa Rican bloggers react to the election result.

Posted: February 10, 2010 10:30   Comments: 2
Nigeria moves to end power vaccum left by ailing president

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Nigeria moves to end power vaccum left by ailing president

The Nigerian national assembly voted today to install Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as interim leader until ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit enough to return to office. Nigerian bloggers comment on the unfolding leadership crisis in the country.

Posted: February 9, 2010 15:49   Comments: 1
South Korea’s president proposes controversial river plan

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South Korea’s president proposes controversial river plan

Worldfocus contributing blogger Jamblichus analyzes the leadership style of conservative South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. He argues that Lee, a former CEO of Hyundai Engineering, has a penchant for mammoth projects such as a controversial plan to dredge Korea's major waterways.

Posted: January 20, 2010 14:50   Comments: 1
New EU leader inspired by traditional Japanese haiku

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New EU leader inspired by traditional Japanese haiku

Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the new EU leader's hobby. With the international community focused on the Wall Street crisis and China's rise, Lee blogs that it's refreshing to know that the first EU president is a haiku poet.

Posted: December 2, 2009 15:30   Comments: 1
Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

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Looking beyond the Honduran political crisis

Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.

Posted: November 3, 2009 11:50   Comments: 0
Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

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Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his blessing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing the way for Ahmadinejad to be sworn in on Wednesday for a second term. But later, there were reports of new clashes in Iran between security forces and protesters who oppose Ahmadinejad.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:58   Comments: 2
Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

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Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

Iran’s presidential election is set for Friday, and the race is heating up between the incumbent, Mahmound Ahmadinejad, and his rivals. Iranian youth are taking to the streets, and bloggers are vigorously discussing the candidates.

Posted: June 10, 2009 13:47   Comments: 0
South Korea mourns former president after suicide

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South Korea mourns former president after suicide

On Friday, tens of thousands of South Koreans lined the streets for the funeral of their former president, Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about experiencing the shared grief of the country.

Posted: June 4, 2009 15:14   Comments: 3
El Salvador veers left in presidential election

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El Salvador veers left in presidential election

After 20 years of conservative rule by the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance party, El Salvador elected leftist Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front on Sunday.

Posted: March 16, 2009 14:43   Comments: 0
Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

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Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.

Posted: February 3, 2009 07:30   Comments: 1

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