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In Mexico, The Old Is New Again

The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is again back in power in Mexico after a 12-year hiatus. PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto claimed victory after exit polls showed a clear lead over his rivals in Sunday's election. The PRI ran Mexico for much of the 20th century with a mix of corruption and coercion until being ousted in an election in 2000. Pena Nieto called his victory a "fiesta of democracy."
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With Problems Egypt, Will Morsi Play Role In Region

Hours after Mohammed Morsi's naming as president-elect of Egypt, the Iranian news media praised what it called Morsi's desire to warm ties with Tehran. Such a move would enrage Gulf Arab states and cause problems with Israel and the U.S. With a long list of domestic problems on his plate, will Egypt's new Islamist leader wade into regional disputes?
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Lack Of Electricity Dims Afghan Economic Prospects

Despite billions of dollars in projects over the past decade, only about one-third of the Afghan population has access to regular power. The country imports electricity, but existing distribution lines aren't adequate. The lack of a reliable power supply is severely limiting economic growth.
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Africa's Ongoing Militant Conflicts And Ethnic Feuds

Seventeen people were killed and dozens wounded after attacks on churches on the Kenya-Somalia border Sunday. The bombings are just the latest in a series of incidents in Africa blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants in Kenya, Somalia, and Nigeria. NPR's Neal Conan speaks with NPR foreign correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
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What The Mexico Elections Mean For The U.S.

Enrique Pena Nieto, the presidential candidate from Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, won the country's election Sunday. The party has been accused of using corrupt practices in the past. In a piece in the Dallas Morning News, Jesus Velasco asks if the U.S. can trust Mexico's new administration.

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