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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, whose re-election campaign has been rocked in recent weeks by actions by his staff that critics have depicted as anti-Latino, can avoid a ballot box backlash if he diffuses the situation in the near future, observers say. Scott, a Republican, found himself under fire recently after the disclosure that some members …

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South Miami residents on Tuesday reelected Mayor Philip Stoddard and Commissioner Walter Harris. Rounding out the new commission is high school teacher Gabriel Edmond, who won the open seat for Group I. South Miami has a weak-mayor form of government, meaning a professional manager handles all the day-to-day issues of city government. The mayor and …

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet easily won Sunday’s presidential runoff, returning center-left parties to power by promising profound social changes in response to years of street protests. Bachelet won 62 percent of the vote, the most decisive victory in eight decades of Chilean elections. The center-right’s Evelyn Matthei promptly …

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As Chile prepares for a runoff presidential election between two women, Latin America, the land of ‘machismo,’ is poised for a record four female heads of state. LIMA, Peru — For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents. In Chile, moderate …

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Danilo vs Hipolito

  A long-time official of the governing party took an early lead in Sunday’s presidential race as he faced off against a brash former president whose last term ended with the deepest economic crisis in the Dominican Republic’s modern history. With 37 percent of the vote counted, Danilo Medina of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party led with 51 percent, former …

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