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Leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala elected president of Peru; wants to strengthen US ties

by BBC News June 8, 2011

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala says he wants to strengthen ties with Peru's South American neighbours and the US - a "strategic partner"....

Rosineide Lima da Silva and her family could be in line to benefit from Brazil’s new, expanded anti-poverty progam. Brazil’s strong economic growth, and past anti-poverty programs are credited with lifting 20 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty in the last 10 years. Nonetheless, some 16 million people still live in extreme poverty, defined as having 70 reais ($44) or less a month.

Brazil launches plan to end extreme poverty in three years; plan would raise incomes of 16 million people

by BBC News June 2, 2011

Brazil has launched a welfare scheme to lift millions out of extreme poverty by 2014, which President Dilma Rousseff calls her government's key priority....

Almost 17 million acres of land in Colombia were stolen by armed groups involved in the country’s civil conflict—government plans to return la...

by BBC News May 29, 2011

The Colombian government says almost 7m hectares (17m acres) of land have been stolen by armed groups involved in the country's civil conflict over the past 25 years. ...

Protestors take over Peruvian city, say new silver mining operation will pollute Lake Titicaca

by BBC News May 27, 2011

Thousands of angry indigenous protesters have taken over the city centre of Puno in south-eastern Peru....

Mubarak to face conspiracy charges in protest shootings

by Ernesto Londono Washington Post May 24, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that ousted president Hosni Mubarak will stand trial in an alleged conspiracy to kill demonstrators in February’s uprising and could face the death penalty if convicted. ...

After Egypt’s revolution, malaise spreads: ‘Old days were better’

by Ernesto Londono Washington Post May 24, 2011

KAFR EL-MESELHA, EGYPT — The main road in this dusty town on the Nile River Delta no longer bears the name of its most famous son. Hosni Mubarak Road is now simply Road No. 16. Gone too are the once ubiquitous mosaics and framed photos of the ousted Egyptian president....

Promise of Arab uprisings is threatened by religious, ethnic and clan divisions

by Anthony Shadid and David D. Kirpatrick New York Times May 21, 2011

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The revolutions and revolts in the Arab world, playing out over just a few months across two continents, have proved so inspirational to so many because they offer a new sense of national identity built on the idea of citizenship. ...

Climate-change aid to developing world difficult to track, report says

by Brian Vastag Washington Post May 20, 2011

In the 2009 Copenhagen climate accord, 21 developed nations and the European Union agreed to provide $30 billion over three years to help poorer nations adapt to climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions....

Planting for the future

by Carrie Madren The Interpreter May 16, 2011

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Wikileak cables show race to obtain Arctic resources as ice retreats

by Meirion Jones and Susan Watts BBC News May 12, 2011

Secret US embassy cables released by Wikileaks show nations are racing to "carve up" Arctic resources - oil, gas and even rubies - as the ice retreats. They suggest that Arctic states, including the US and Russia, are all pushing to stake a claim. ...

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