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Nicaragua’s democracy is crumbling. It’s been a long time coming

President Daniel Ortega has spent the last week using the undisputed power of the country’s police and courts to crack down on his political opposition with brutal efficiency. Four of the detained opposition figures are presidential candidates, charged with crimes that will likely disqualify them from running against Ortega. It …

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Peru’s presidential election is just too close to call

With all polling station records processed, data from the Peruvian electoral authority, ONPE, on Thursday evening showed left-wing populist candidate Pedro Castillo had won 50.179% of the vote. His right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori received 49.821%. The two were separated by fewer than 63,000 votes. Turnout was little over 74%. Peru …

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London, Ontario, Canada attack: A driver slams into a family, killing four people, in what Canadian police say was an anti-Islamic crime

“There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate. It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim,” said Detective Superintendent Paul Waight of the London Police. “There is no known previous connection between the suspect and the victims.” A 74-year-old woman was …

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Mexico’s midterm election takeaways – CNN

The president, also known as AMLO, arrived at the morning conference smiling. “Cheer up!,” he told reporters gathered at Mexico City’s National Palace, the executive branch’s seat. Sure, the president has reasons to smile — but not as many as he hoped he would have. Here are five takeaways after …

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