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Sign Nelson Mandela Memorial at Amnesty International
World  (tags: Memorial, Nelson Mandela, death, hero, apartheid segregation, age 95, South Africa, President )

- 1506 days ago -
After 27 years in prison for fighting against the apartheid segregation system in South Africa, he was elected president of the country in 1994 in the first all-race elections. Mandela devoted his life to his Nation but injustices everywhere.
BREAKING: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
World  (tags: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, dead, president )

- 1782 days ago -
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced.
With Afghan Control By 2014, Obama Sees Combat End - Yahoo! News
World  (tags: portugal, president, obama, troops, major combat, afghanistan, 2014, NATO, Taliban )

- 2618 days ago -
LISBON, Portugal - President Barack Obama on Saturday said for the first time he wants U.S. troops out of major combat in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the date he and other NATO leaders set for moving Afghans into the lead role in fighting the Taliban.
Ex-Guerrilla to Be Brazil's First Female President
World  (tags: Brazil, election, president, first female president, ex-guerrilla, Dilma Rousseff )

- 2637 days ago -
A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship was elected Sunday as president of Latin America's biggest nation, a country in the midst of an economic and political rise.
Unprecedented! Brazil's President Lula Offers Asylum to Sakineh Ashtiani, Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death for Adultery
World  (tags: Iran, human rights, campaign for, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, international outcry, Ashtiani's son, Sajad, lawyer, Brazil, president, Lula da Silva, asylum offer, Ahmadinejad, Iran Committee against Stoning )

- 2729 days ago -
Sakineh's son & human rights activists optimistic. Iran was not expecting Brazil, a key ally, to join campaign & can't dismiss Lula's move. ICAS urged Brazil to use its influence to lobby for release of >12 other women awaiting execution by stoning.
Bolivian President Creates 'Mother Earth Ministry
World  (tags: president, establish, emissions, fail )

- 2829 days ago -
Bolivia's president says he is creating a "Mother Earth Ministry" to promote the planet's rights and says that he would like to establish an international court with the power to punish nations that fail to obey emissions-reduction agreements.
Corazon Aquino Dies at 76; Restored Democracy to the Philippines
World  (tags: president, death, philippines, sadness )

- 3096 days ago -
Reporting from Seoul and Manila -- Corazon C. Aquino, the unassuming housewife who toppled a dictator and restored democracy to the Philippines as its 11th president, has died. She was 76.
South Africa's Jobless Hope New President Delivers Work
World  (tags: government, president, Jacob Zuma, jobs, unemployment, politics, economy, africa )

- 3146 days ago -
South Africa-Like birds perched on a wire, the jobless men sat along a concrete wall, idle on a sun-drenched day and voicing an ardent hope that their new president, Jacob Zuma, would deliver for them.
Ex-Peru President Alberto Fujimori Found Guilty of Ordering Massacres:
World  (tags: Alberto Fujimori, peru, president, violence, murder, kidnapping, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', death, humanrights )

- 3209 days ago -
The court still has to deliver its sentence, which could be as much as 30 years. - This is the first time an elected Latin American head of state has been tried in his own country of human rights abuses, in what was the most expensive trial in Peru's hist
World  (tags: execution, MaryNeal, LarryNeal, Army, GeorgeBush, President )

- 3463 days ago -
For the first time in over 50 years, an Army execution has been approved by a U.S. president, George W. Bush. The condemned man is Private Ronald A. Gray, who was convicted of four murders and eight rapes committed in the 1980's while at Ft. Bragg.
ON THIS DAY - 1997: China's Reformist Deng Xiaoping Dies
World  (tags: china, president, death, 1997, on this day )

- 3624 days ago -
China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has died at the age of 92. He had been suffering from failing health for several years and was last seen in public three years ago.
Castro Resigns as Cuban President - Cuba
World  (tags: cuba, fidel castro, president, resignation, government )

- 3624 days ago -
FIDEL Castro, the ailing Cuban dictator, formally resigned as President today after almost 50 years in power. Mr Castro, 81, who temporarily handed the reigns of government to his brother last year after an extended period of ill-health, said that he had
The UK Independent: Petraeus's Presidential Ambitions
World  (tags: Petraeus, president, presidnetial candidacy, Iraq )

- 3783 days ago -
Report by a British newspaper on an Iraqi official's conversation with Petraeus about running for president in 2012.

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