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Chavez, Capriles begin Venezuela campaigns

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s presidential campaign officially began Sunday with President Hugo Chavez and opposition leader Henrique Capriles rallying their supporters for what promises to be a hard-fought contest leading up to the October vote. Chavez wore his red beret, waving and blowing kisses as he greeted crowds of …

What Is The Highest European Capital?s.

I’ve lived in Spain part time for eight years now and I’ve been under the impression that Madrid is the highest European capital at 667 meters (2,188 feet) above sea level. You see the “highest capital in Europe” claim everywhere, including city tours, travel websites and even the second edition …

Mr Gay World comes to Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After Mr. Gay Ethiopia entered the Mr. Gay World contest, his father cut off all communications. Mr. Gay Zimbabwe withdrew, fearing the publicity was making life difficult for his mother. But Mr. Gay Namibia’s family accompanied him to the airport for a warm send-off when he left …

Jeffrey Sachs head of the World Bank? He shouldn’t, but the presidency needs reform – Slate Magazine

Jeffrey Sachs’ rightly doomed campaign for the World Bank presidency. Leadership of the World Bank is not a popularity contest and not normally subject to much public input. But Columbia University development economist Jeffrey Sachs is looking to change all that by campaigning very publicly for the job. There’s almost …

Barbara Bush bashes 2012 presidential contest in first ladies conference at SMU | Dallas-Fort Worth Communities – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News

The 2012 presidential campaign has eight months to go, but former first lady Barbara Bushhas already given it a bad review. “I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said Monday at Southern Methodist University during a daylong conference on the influence of the …