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With Castro's Departure, Cuba Should Seize Opportunity to Respect Basic Rights, Says Amnesty

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With Castro's Departure, Cuba Should Seize Opportunity to Respect Basic Rights, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International said today Cuba's new leadership should seize the opportunity to make fundamental reforms to guarantee basic rights for its citizens and urged Cuba to allow the United Nations and other independent human rights bodies to visit the country.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Securing the Campaign

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Securing the Campaign

Last month, a brazen attack on a Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto completely upended that country’s political process and clearly exposed the risks assumed by political leaders around the world. While campaigning in Pakistan is quite different than stumping for U.S. presidential elections, White House hopefuls nonetheless remain potential targets. Assassins’ bullets have found two U.S. presidential candidates in the last four decades—Robert Kennedy, who was killed in 1968, and George Wallace, who was paralyzed in 1972.


By CFR, USA.


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Kenya’s Political Mess

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Kenya’s Political Mess

The aftermath of Kenya’s December 27 presidential elections thrust the country into bouts of intense ethnic fighting. As of January 2, some 275 people were reported dead (BBC), and tens of thousands had fled their homes. Michelle Gavin, CFR’s international affairs fellow and an expert on Africa, says the violence comes as a major setback for a country that only began its democracy project in 2002. Gavin says some of the parties involved now seek a power-sharing agreement between the country’s incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, and opposition leader, Raila Odinga.


By CFR, USA.


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