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Guatemala, a Central American country just south of Mexico and about the size of Tennessee, gets a new President Sept. 6 but to most of the 15 million impoverished inhabitants life will go on as usual - meaning corruption at... Continue Reading
Pierre Nkurunziza, the 51-year-old billionaire president of Burundi since 2005, is telling an estimated 3.8 million voters in one of the poorest countries in the world, he deserves a third five-year term because the country's Constitution allows it.Unskilled laborers in... Continue Reading
The results of Turkey's June 7 national elections involving 550 parliamentary seats could end the political life of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - but don't bet on it.The 61-year-old controversial voice of Turkey's government is campaigning hard for the Justice... Continue Reading
Thirty-five-year-old Magdalena Ogorek has the looks and body of a Hollywood starlet--and that is unnerving her rivals as the May 10 Presidential race in Poland heads for the finish line. A recent provocative layout of her in Playboy magazine also... Continue Reading
When it comes to government elections in the east African Republic of Tanzania, it's all smoke and mirrors, with plenty of smoke, few mirrors and no transparency, of course. On April 30, an estimated eight million "registered" Tanzanians out of... Continue Reading
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron is asking voters on May 7 to keep him at the helm for another five years because he wants to continue creating 1,000 jobs a day - a performance he claims his Conservative Party... Continue Reading
Timo Soini stands six-foot-two and weighs 250 pounds. He also stands out in a crowd, any crowd, especially one that talks politics in Finland. He frequently hoists a pint of the local brew in one hand as he speaks and... Continue Reading
Ignoring critics, 70-year-old Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, in power for 27 years since a June 1989 bloodless coup, is asking the country's estimated 19 million voters to keep him in power for a third term. The first round of elections... Continue Reading
It could have been a scenario for a prize-winning television sitcom. The stars are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu, 65, and U.S. President Barack Obama, 47.  The bad guy is Iran and its nuclear program.Netanyahu, in power since 2009,... Continue Reading
Islam Karimov, President of UzbekistanIslam Karimov, the only president the sovereign republic of Uzbekistan has had since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, is shooting for his fourth consecutive term in office when the country's election is held... Continue Reading

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