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India holds second round of voting

India held the second of five rounds of voting on Thursday, April 23rd, in an election which will determine the next leader of the world’s largest democracy. Polling is taking place on 5 separate days over a one-month period, the first of which was completed last…

Iran sentences U.S. journalist to 8 years in prison

A U.S. journalist was sentenced by Iran’s Revolutionary Court to 8 years in prison on charges of espionage. Roxana Saberi was found guilty of spying for the United States following a 1-day closed trial held last week. According to her attorney Abdolsamad Khorramshai, Saberi denies all…

Dengue fever reaches Buenos Aires

Following large-scale outbreaks in Brazil and Venezuela since the early 1990s, dengue is becoming an increasing concern in Latin America. In recent months, an epidemic in Bolivia has spread to northern Argentina, with confirmed cases reported in the Argentinean capital this week.

Mexico engaged in struggle against drug cartels

Mexico is engaged in an internal struggle that is growing increasingly violent as the government wages war against drug cartels that earn an excess of $10 billion annually trafficking drugs to the United States and abroad.

Somali pirates hijack another vessel

Somali pirates hijacked a tugboat off the northern coast of Somalia on Saturday morning, April 11th, the latest in a string of attacks in recent days. The waters in the region off the coast of the East African nation have gained notoriety as the incidence of…

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