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  Farc leader: 'We're not weakened'  Colombia: One of the leaders of Colombia's biggest rebel movement, the Farc, says it remains ready for battle Italy furious after Lula refuses extradition  Rome: Italy has reacted with fury to the Brazilian president's decision on his last day in office not to extradite an former left-wing militant Cesare... Cuban hire in Venezuela raises concern  Ramiro Valdes, 77, is one of only four remaining original rebels led by Fidel Castro in the 1950s arrived as a consultant for that country's... Exit polls: Ex-guerrilla wins presidency  Uruguay: Jose 'Pepe' Mujica, a former Marxist Tupamaro guerrilla fighter, won Uruguay's presidential runoff election   FARC leader dead
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B. 2017-08-31 Farc former rebels choose new political party name and logo Colombia
2. 2014-11-30 Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Uruguay
3. 2013-12-15 Huge poll win for Chilean left Chile
2013-04-14 Maduro wins Venezuela election Venezuela
5. 2012-10-07 Chavez wins Venezuela election Venezuela
G. 2012-04-07 Farc leader: 'We're not weakened' Colombia
H. 2010-02-05 Cuban hire in Venezuela raises concern Venezuela
8. 2009-11-29 Exit polls: Ex-guerrilla wins presidency Uruguay

  Chavez wins Venezuela election
  Farc former rebels choose new political party name and logo  Colombia: Farc - which will now stand for the Alternative Revolutionary Force for the Common People - and adopt a red rose as its symbol Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency  Tabaré Vazquez of the left-wing Broad Front coalition led the charge to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage Huge poll win for Chilean left  Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has been elected Chilean president for a second time, defeating her run-off rival by a wide margin Maduro wins Venezuela election

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  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll
 Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount

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  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat
 Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He said Venezuela would continue its march towards socialism


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  Colombia: Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack.    He is thought to be 78 years old. A national news magazine had earlier reported the death on 26 March, citing the defenc...
May.22   Official urges inquiry based on laptop info  Colombia: A prosecutor called for an investigation into 12 people, including 3 Colombian members of Congress, for alleged ties to a leftist rebel grou... May.19 FARC commander calls for dialogue  Colombia: The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's Force 47 told reporters that 'the solution is not through war. There must be dialogue'

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Apr.15 Poll: Leftist Correa emerges as a winner
  Ecuador: President Rafael Correa won a referendum that could enable him to wrest control from a Congress reviled as corrupt Mar.18 Wanted Italian seized  Rio de Janeiro: A former Italian revolutionary Cesare Battisti wanted in Italy in connection with four murders

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Oct.13 Shining Path leader sentenced to life   Peru: Abimael Guzman, whose vision inspired a 12-year rebellion, was found guilty of aggravated terrorism Apr.29   Leftist trio seals Americas pact
   Cuba: The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence

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Sep.26 New start for Shining Path trial  Peru: A court has begun a second attempt to re-try the founder of the leftist guerrilla movement Apr.28   Chavez talks trade with Castro   Cuba: Leftist presidents moved to further meld their economies with hopes of wooing other Latin American nations

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Oct.31 Left headed for poll win  Uruguay: Tabare Vazquez is headed for victory in presidential elections with an estimated 51 to 53% of the vote

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Jan.2 'Axis of Good' for Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela  The first day in office for new president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, projects the image of a leftist alliance in Latin America

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Oct.27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Brazil: Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Oct.6   Leftist seeks outright victory  Brazil: Luiz Inacio da Silva, known as 'Lula', appeared poised to win on his fourth try Jun.29 Leftist leads in polls. Brazil

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Oct.5 Agreement with FARC
. Colombia Apr.10 FARC commander sought  Colombia: Prosecution service has ordered the arrest of a leftist rebel commander for drug trafficking

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