Monday, December 19, 2005

Head South, Turn Left

Leftist claims Bolivia poll win

(CNN) -- Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales has claimed victory in that turbulent Andean country's presidential election after conservative rival Jorge Quiroga conceded defeat....

Official results are not expected until Monday. But Quiroga conceded after exit polls showed a stronger-than-expected showing for Morales.

Morales, 46, is a friend and ally of Venezuela's outspoken leftist President Hugo Chavez and Cuban President Fidel Castro...
Chavez and Uribe Put Aside Differences
(AP abcnews) ...Uribe, one of Washington's best friends in South America, told the United States to stop "meddling" in his country's affairs....

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