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This week’s likely top stories: the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil; Colombian voters return to the polls; Venezuelan protesters call for the release of Leopoldo López; President Enrique Peña Nieto defends Mexican reforms in Spain; Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou testifies in court.

On May 25, raizales—Afro-Caribbean people living on the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina—participated in the Colombian presidential elections.

La reelección de Santos no garantiza la paz, pero sí el compromiso de intentarlo y de hacer el esfuerzo por lo menos de firmarla.

The first round of presidential elections in Colombia, held on May 25, did not surprise anyone.

Una elección entre la ultraderecha y la centroderecha, entre la guerra y la paz, entre los amigos y enemigos del ex presidente y flamante senador Álvaro Uribe, quien es sin duda no solo el gran elector de la jornada sino el gran protagonista de la política colombiana de los últimos 12 años.

This year’s race has been dubbed the “dirtiest” one in Colombia’s republican history, with an abundance of scandals, mud-slinging, and actions of dubious legality.

La guerra sucia entre uribistas y santistas solo dejará como perdedores a los que siempre han perdido: los colombianos.

This week’s likely top stories: Candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga is implicated in a Colombian hacking scandal; Gustavo Madero wins the PAN’s internal elections in Mexico; the Colombian government and FARC reach an agreement on drugs; the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights will visit Guatemala; Argentine Vice President Amado Bodou may be called to testify in a criminal investigation.

A weak tax regime and a lack of transparency could cost Colombians more money than mining and hydrocarbon projects generate.

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