Tag: Elections

On January 10, Daniel Ortega was inaugurated President and Rosario Murillo was inaugurated as Vice President. The central event in the Plaza of the Revolution was accompanied by Sandinistas celebrating in almost every town with big-screen displays of the inauguration. Once he had been sworn in, with the presidential sash...
Pedro Castillo greets from the balcony of his party's headquarters, Lima, Peru, June 15, 2021.
“The Peruvian people have raised their heads to say democratically that we are going to save this homeland,” farmer-turned-teacher, unionist organizer and socialist Pedro Castillo, 51, told supporters the evening of June 15, following the end of ten days of counting ballots. “Tonight should not only be a night of...
Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? Pedro Castillo Terrones, 51, a rural schoolteacher and peasant farmer surprisingly led the race of 18 candidates on election day, April 11. The leftist candidate for the Peru Libre (Free...
Guillermo Lasso in front of the podium (C) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 11, 2021.
Dirty Tricks in Race Pay Off Millionaire conservative Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola director, won the run-off election over socialist candidate Andrés Arauz, 52.5% to 47.5%. Arauz had led the pack of 16 presidential candidates during the first round, on February 7th, with 32.7% of the vote over Lasso’s...
Over Museveni's 35 years of rule, U.S. Presidents from Reagan to Trump still love him as much as they loved his even more murderous predecessor, Idi Amin, and for the same corrupt reasons In March 1998, President Bill Clinton went to Africa, where he waxed lyrical about a "new generation"...