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Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla to lead a nation as latest female president

Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla to lead a nation as latest female president
BY DANIEL ZUERAS
IPS NEWS AGENCY

SAN JOSÉ — Laura Chinchilla of the governing National Liberation Party (PLN) will be the first female president of Costa Rica and the ninth in the history of Latin America.

Chinchilla, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's elections in this Central American country, thus follows in the footsteps of former President Isabel Perón (1974-1976) and current President Cristina Fernández of Argentina, Violeta Chamorro (1990-1997) in Nicaragua, Mireya Moscoso (1999-2004) in Panama and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, whose term began in 2006 and ends Mar. 11.

Other women who briefly held the presidency were Lidia Gueiler Tejada, acting president of Bolivia from 1979 to 1980, Ertha Pascal Trouillot, who governed Haiti in 1990-1991, and Rosalía Arteaga, who was interim president of Ecuador for just six days after Abdalá Bucarám was ousted in 1997.

 

Defiant Iran going full steam ahead for nuke program

Defiant Iran going full steam ahead for nuke program
BY ELIZABETH ARROTT
VOA NEWS

CAIRO — Iran says it has informed the U.N. nuclear agency it plans to further enrich its uranium in defiance of international demands that it stop. Iran's processing progra...

Clinton trying to rally support to pressure Iran

Clinton trying to rally support to pressure Iran
BY DAVID GOLLUST
VOA NEWS

THE STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday it is time to move toward new sanctions against Iran, given the lack of a clear response from Tehran ...

China and U.S. on verge of trade war

China and U.S. on verge of trade war
BY PETER SIMPSON
VOA NEWS

BEIJING — China has hit back at the United States after President Barack Obama promised to take a tougher line with Beijing over currency and trade. Meawhile, the United States...

Arming Taiwan causes trouble between China and U.S.

Arming Taiwan causes trouble between China and U.S.
BY ELI CLIFTON
IPS NEWS AGENCY

WASHINGTON — Trade relations between the U.S. and China appear to be hitting a rough patch, with China publicly threatening to impose sanctions on U.S. companies participa...

The 'greening' of terrorism: Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda assail U.S. on climate change

The 'greening' of terrorism: Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda assail U.S. on climate change
BY JIM KOURI, CPP

The leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, blames the United States and developed nations for not halting climate change and said that the global economy should immediately abandon its ...

New Jersey native John Travolta flies his Boeing 707 plane to Haiti and brings supplies and help

New Jersey native John Travolta flies his Boeing 707 plane to Haiti and brings supplies and help
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Actor and Englewood, N.J., native, John Travolta has joined the list of celebs banning together to bring relief aid to earthquake battered Haiti.

Travolta, a certifie...

Mistaken terror scare diverts Continental Airlines flight

Mistaken terror scare diverts Continental Airlines flight
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Continental Airlines flight bound for Bogotá, Colombia had to be diverted to Jacksonville, Florida Friday after a passenger was mistakenly identified as having mat...

Gates pledge $10 billion to help save lives of poor children through vaccines

Gates pledge $10 billion to help save lives of poor children through vaccines
BY JIM LOBE
IPS NEWS AGENCY

WASHINGTON — The pledge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide 10 billion dollars over 10 years on vaccines aimed at reducing child mortality in the world's po...

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