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    Latin America Round-Up: February 11, 2008

    ARGENTINA: Facing the Ugly Past; BRAZIL: Elections Soon; Drug Land Seized; HONDURAS: YouTube Blues; MEXICO: Drug Trafficking: Alive and Well; Drug Lord Arrested; PARAGUAY: Election & Corruption; and PERU: The Twisted Trial against Fujimori.

    Latin America Round-Up: October 5, 2006

    BRAZIL Complicated campaignIt looked like an easy first round victory for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva until Brazil's election campaign was shaken by a convoluted corruption scandal. The president's party, the Workers Party (known as PT), has been accused

    Latin America Round-Up: November 4, 2005

    BRAZIL Business as usualDespite a bribery scandal that has shaken the Brazilian government to its roots since June, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains a strong candidate for re election in October 2006. According to local media reports, the

    Latin America Round-Up: September 4, 2005

    BRAZIL Party blues Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva's government is still paralyzed by the corruption scandal that has been going on for three months. His Workers' Party (PT), which believed it had exclusivity on principled politics in Brazil, is now