International notes

New Zealand: Protesters highlight U.S. use of facilities / India: Tests show Coke is toxic / South Africa: YCL emphasizes elections, public education / Venezuela: Chavez says include Cuba / U.K.: Union seeks to organize call center workers

Iran reinstates 200 election candidates

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s unelected and ultra-conservative Guardian Council, which earlier this month disqualified thousands of potential candidates in next month’s elections, reversed the disqualifications of 200 candidates on Jan. 20 and promised that more would be reinstated soon. But the move did not allay anger among reformists.