In Uruguay, the presidential runoff is both a family matter and an ideological confrontation.
Rousseff won most of Brazil's 26 states including Minas Gerais, Neves' home state where she was the governor from 2003 to 2010.
Scots voted No to independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent, but the referendum debate energised a people determined to strike a blow against a pampered Westminster elite.
Britain's three main party political leaders - among the most unpopular in British political history - crawled up to Scotland to beg that it votes against independence.
In early June, Europe had to digest the results of the European Parliament elections - and choke down some pretty nasty clumps.
During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.
The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.
The candidate of the left wing FMLN, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, appears to have won the Mar. 9 presidential runoff elections.
After weeks of negotiations, Nepal has a government in which the Communists are equal partners with the leading centrist political party and top vote getter.
The big demonstrations and counter demonstrations in Venezuela have been covered in the U.S. and international press and media, but how they are covered is a major issue.