Tough elections for India's communists

Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.


Left advances in Peru's elections

The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.


Martelly, friend of Duvalier, named winner in Haiti vote

In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.