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Cleveland kidnapping victims endured decade of horror

Shocking details have emerged about the 10-year long kidnapping ordeal from which three young women were newly freed in Cleveland, US.

Haitian candidate wary of Aristide’s planned return

A candidate in Haiti's presidential run-off said on Thursday she hoped popular former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide would delay his planned return.

Fernandez succeeds husband as president

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner took office as Argentina's first elected female president on Monday in a rare husband-to-wife handover Argentines hope will sustain an historic economic boom. Fernandez, a former first lady and senator, began a four-year term promising to continue the policies of her husband, former president Nestor Kirchner.

Uruguay to inaugurate first leftist president

South America's political shift leftward continued on Tuesday with the inauguration of Uruguay's first leftist president. Several of South America's most prominent leftist leaders were expected to join thousands of Uruguayans celebrating the swearing-in of Tabare Vazquez, a 65-year-doctor who won the presidency in the October 31 election.

Bolivian province seeks greater autonomy

Across the low-lying plains in this eastern Bolivia city, green and white flags hang from storefronts and drape from cars -- symbols of a growing push for greater political autonomy in the country's most prosperous region. Handwritten signs near the city's plaza read ''Autonomy now!''

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