Pope Francis' election reopens Argentina 'dirty war' wounds
Some continue to question what Jorge Mario Bergoglio did or didn't do during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. BUENOS AIRES — The man who is now Pope Francis was a young Jesuit leader, not long out of seminary, when Argentina's military junta unleashed a reign of terror that became known as the "dirty war." That was more than 30 years ago, but the reaction to the naming of the first Argentine pope shows that the wounds have not yet healed.
In the Streets of Venezuela, Bidding Farewell to Chávez
As Venezuela begins to adjust to life without President Hugo Chávez, questions abound, including how the nation will be run in the coming weeks and when a new election will be scheduled.
After Chávez’s Death, Questions About Future Abound in Venezuela
No official announcement has been made about a schedule for elections or whether Vice President Nicolás Maduro has formally taken charge of the presidency.
Shooting Yourself In the Foot, 21st Century Style
rueger writes "Right now there's an election happening in British Columbia. A desperate government is flooding Facebook with "Sponsored Post" spam (example) extolling the wonderful things that they plan to do if re-elected. There's one problem though. Every one of these posts is followed by hundreds of extremely negative comments added by people who either dislike the party in question, or Facebook spam in general. Desperate moderators are trying to control the 'discussion,' but seem to have no hope of doing so. What was thought to be a cool marketing tool has turned into a public relations disaster. Is this the worst use of social media in an election?"
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Cameron Dealt Blow in Local Election
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's party finished third in an election for a district it had hoped to win, a result that will likely raise questions about his leadership and whether he can win a majority in the next general election.