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Presidential Runoff Expected In Kenya

In Kenya, questions have been raised about the presidential election process. The ballot count has been very slow, and hundreds of thousands of ballots have been rejected. It appears there will have to be a runoff.
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Did Chavez Impose Lasting Change On Latin American Politics?

Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker about the next chapter for Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday at the age of 58 after a 14-year rule.
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Venezuelans Mourns Late President Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday at age 58, was an ally of dictators like Cuba's Fidel Castro and loudly opposed the United States. Chavez claimed capitalism was destroying the world and tried to transform Venezuela into a socialist state.
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Chavez's Death Will Have Ramifications For Cuba

The death of President Hugo Chavez could mean as much for Cuba as it will for Venezuela. The Chavez government has heavily subsidized Cuba.
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Elephant Poaching Pushes Species To Brink Of Extinction

Forest elephants in central Africa are being slaughtered in record numbers for their ivory tusks, a decade-long study finds. The U.S. government and wildlife advocacy groups are struggling to slow the killings as poaching is overcoming laws and treaties intended to protect the species.
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John Kerry, A 'Recovering Politician,' Settles Into Diplomatic Role

John Kerry's first trip as secretary of state took him to Europe — where he spent time growing up as the son of a diplomat. Kerry, who also had stops in the Middle East, says he can't speak as freely now as when he was a senator.

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