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Ecuador returns to normal political chaos

Despite having the now mandatory Latin American contest between a pro-Chavez candidate and a pro-US one, Ecuador's presidential election had failed to capture the public imagination - that is until doubts over the transparency of the vote emerged.

Venezuela and Iran in unlikely bond

Who would have ever imagined that poor Venezuelans might one day live in Iranian-built housing? Or that Iranian cement would become part of economic development in Venezuela?

Dima Khatib |

Winning Arab hearts and minds

Billions of dollars spent, tens of thousands of lives lost, hundreds of hours of televised speeches and press conferences, extensive diplomatic efforts, political and military plans, years in Iraq, and much more.

Dima Khatib |

Alan Garcia v Hugo Chavez

After months of verbal tension and frozen diplomatic relations between Caracas and Lima, Alan Garcia, Peru's new president, and his Venezuelan counterpart missed out on two opportunities for a face-to-face confrontation.

Dima Khatib |

Mexico: A Yellow revolution brewing?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might seem to some to have been the loser in the presidential elections in Mexico on July 2. However, some might say he is probably in the best position he could ever be.

Dima Khatib |