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About morganworld982014

In recent years I’ve been living in South America and writing occasional articles that touch on human rights and social issues in Latin America. Recently, I’ve been examining how voters are changing the political balance in Latin America. Watch for upcoming election stories. One of the most important elections will be in Colombia this year. -- Ronald J. Morgan Morganworld98@yahoo.com

Venezuela Votes Amid International Outcry

Updated with results By Ronald J. Morgan In an unusual consensus between the United States and Latin America nations, criticism of Venezuela has been raised to a fever pitch ahead of the May 20th, presidential elections. Except for a few … Continue reading

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Paraguay Election Irregularties Cloud Right Wing Win

By Ronald J. Morgan The ghosts of Paraguay’s 35-year dictatorship are still influencing the country’s political environment.  The son of a top dictatorship official has been declared the winner of the April 22, presidential election. (ALERT: Discovery of election vote … Continue reading

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Peru: Status Quo Versus Political Reform

By Ronald J. Morgan Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 79, has left office after serving 20 months of his five-year term.The departure is seen as a major blow to a corrupt elite that has governed Peru since the fall of Alberto Fujimori … Continue reading

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Colombia Elections Shaping Post-Santos Era

By Ronald J. Morgan Colombia’s peace agreement implementation will be endangered due to a strong showing by Colombia’s most conservative parties in the March 11, congressional vote. A large four million vote in a right-wing presidential election primary for Ivan … Continue reading

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Ecuador Faces off over Re-election

UPDATED: Ecuador has approved all proposed consultation questions including limitation of reelection to one period. Vote Results are: Question 1. 73.1% yes, no 26.29% Elimination from politics because of corruption conviction. Question 2. 64.21% yes, 35.79% no. Indefinite election reduced … Continue reading

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Marred Honduras Election Continues 2009 Crisis

UPDATED OAS General Secretary Luis Alamagro has told CNN  Feb 12 that the organization still does not recognize the results of the recent Honduran presidential elections. See Sources: note 5   By Ronald J. Morgan Once again, the international community has … Continue reading

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Peru Enters Period of Crisis

By Ronald J. Morgan The Christmas Eve pardon of former president and dictator Alberto Fujimori has brought Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a crisis which is expected to destroy his presidency. The perception that the decision could not have been … Continue reading

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