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USA | All Bets Are Off in Mexico’s Upcoming Presidential Election

By ALAN BENJAMIN

Julio Hernández López, more widely known as Astillero, published an insightful column in the April 30 issue of La Jornada, Mexico’s large-circulation left-liberal newspaper.

Astillero writes that Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is running for president for a third time, has been backtracking on key programmatic points that had earned him wide popular support in previous elections. AMLO’s goal, Astillero writes, is to convince the elites in Mexico that he will not rock the boat and will govern from the center — pledges which may be futile because most of the elites don’t believe him anyway.

Egypt’s Sisi Wins Second Term with 92% of Vote

gyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Some 23 million of the 60 million registered voters turned out during the three days of polling that ended Wednesday, state-owned newspapers Al-Ahram and Akhbar el-Youm, and the official MENA news agency reported.

Brazil | Lula et la droite anti-démocratique

La classe dirigeante brésilienne, avec des secteurs peu nombreux et honnêtes, n’est pas démocratique. Jamais elle ne l’a été. Et elle a semé l’histoire, depuis l’indépendance, de ses attaques contre la légalité et la souveraineté nationale. Sa devise est une phrase que le Premier ministre français Odilon Barrot a dite en 1849: la légalité nous tue!

Brazil | Brazil: Lula da Silva’s Habeas Corpus Appeal Postponed

Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) has postponed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva‘s habeas corpus appeal until Mar. 6. The hearing was initially scheduled for today, ten days after Lula’s defense team submitted documents related to the proceedings to the court.

South Africa | SOUTH AFRICA: The Butcher of Marikana Becomes President

Cyril Ramaphosa being sworn in as new president

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