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Elections
The ruling PRI lost big in Mexico’s state elections June 5, but the problems go deeper than any one party.
A violent crackdown on an LGBT demonstration recently spotlighted the government’s lack of progress in protecting gay and trans Peruvians.

In May, South America's two smallest countries went to the polls with differing results. On May 11, Guyana's People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was ousted from government after 22 years. Two weeks later in neighboring Suriname, incumbent president and former military leader Dési Bouterse led his National Democratic Party (NDP) to a handy victory and looks set to extend his presidency by another five year term.

Only two countries in Latin America—Costa Rica and Uruguay—can be considered “full democracies,” according to an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study commissioned by BBC for Democracy Day on January 20.

If there is one election campaign that usually resonates across Canada outside of a national election, it is the one held in the province of Québec.

With national legislative elections coming up on October 27, Argentina is abuzz with political activity.

A new CID Gallup poll on the Honduran presidential election in November released on Tuesday shows Xiomara Castro—the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya—has a slight lead.

As Chile's student marches continue, some former leaders of the movement are transitioning to electoral politics, looking to win seats in parliament come November.

Not since Mexico’s transition to democracy in the late 1980s has the country witnessed the high levels of political violence that have characterized the build-up to the July 7 local elections.

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