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1. 01-15 Bachelet wins presidency Chile
C. 02-19 Blast traps 66 in mine Mexico
05-14 Gang attacks leave 52 dead Sao Paulo
E. 06-11 Suicides spur criticism Guantanamo
5. 07-08 Thousands protest election results Mexico
G. 07-31 Castro hands power to brother Cuba
H. 09-29 Plane lost over Amazon Amazon
8. 10-29 President Lula re-elected Brazil
9. 11-07 Ortega wins presidency Nicaragua

Accord names Preval winner  Interim government and electoral council announced they have reached agreement Blast traps 66 in mine
Bachelet wins presidency


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.15   Chile  
  Socialist Michelle Bachelet appeared to have won a solid victory to become the country's first woman president
Jan.22  Bolivia  New leader Morales vows change


February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.14  Haiti  Haiti calls for election review
Feb.15   Haiti  
Feb.19   Mexico  
  In a remote, semi-desert region an explosion ripped through a coal mine two miles underground.    8 miners who had been near the mine's exit were rescued and hospitalized. There were 65 miners trapped throughout the mine, near the town of Sabinas. Rescuers had ...
Feb.24  Mexico  Rescuers suspend miners search Feb.25   Mexico   Mine missing declared dead  There is no chance of survival for 65 miners trapped underground for almost a week

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.11  Chile  Chile ushers in first female president Mar.31  Brazil  Brazilian pioneer docks in space

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9   Peru Exit polls: Leftist leads Apr.10  Peru  Runoff election inevitable Apr.17  Mexico  Bus plunge kills 67 religious pilgrims Apr.19  Guantanamo  List of detainee names released Apr.29   Cuba     Leftist trio seals Americas pact  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Bolivia   Gas under state control  President Morales has signed a decree placing country's energy industry under state control May.13  Sao Paulo  Police attacks leave 30 dead May.14   Sao Paulo   Gang attacks leave 52 dead
  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state
 The attacks began on 6 p.m. Friday. By Sunday there were at least 73 separate attacks with machine guns and grenades continued to dawn, staged in 22 detention centers The dead include 35 police and prison guards, 3 civilians, and 14 gang members. State Public Safety Department blamed the Primeiro Comando da Capital, or the First Capital Command.
May.15  Sao Paulo  State's prison revolts end May.28  Colombia  Incumbent Uribe wins presidency

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Peru   Peruvians elect Garcia president  Former President appeared to be staging a political comeback after his previous administration ended in economic ruin Jun.11   Guantanamo   Suicides spur criticism
  The suicides of 3 inmates at the prison camp spurred renewed calls for changes at the facility


July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6   Mexico   Calderon wins disputed vote  Ruling-party candidate was declared the winner in the presidential election, but his opponent will challenge the results Jul.8   Mexico   Thousands protest election results
  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat
Jul.30  Mexico  Huge rally challenges poll Jul.31   Cuba     Castro hands power to brother
  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul
 Cuban television: Fidel Castro's health situation is 'stable' and he is in 'good spirits' The message from Castro said: 'In the Cuban situation, based on plans of the empire, my health becomes a secret of state that cannot be divulged constantly'


August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.14   Cuba Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos Aug.28  Mexico  Court rejects fraud claim

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Mexico     Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox  Vicente Fox was forced to forego the state-of-the-nation address after leftist lawmakers stormed the stage Sep.5   Mexico   Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico  Felipe Calderon was declared president-elect. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused to recognize the victory  Mexico  Calderon makes unity appeal Sep.16  Mexico  Left names own 'president' Sep.24  Ecuador  Children dead in bus crash Sep.29   Amazon   Plane lost over Amazon
  A search is underway for a passenger plane with at least 150 people on board that has gone missing.    Boeing 737 had struck the plane, which was then able to land. Brazil's airline, G...


October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Brazil  President forced into runoff Oct.22  Sao Paulo  Alonso secures second world title   Panama   Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul   About 80% have approved a plan to widen the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of ships Oct.27   Mexico   Shootouts kill journalist   2 shootouts left an American journalist dead in the city of Oaxaca where protesters have barricaded streets Oct.28  Mexico  Mexico sends forces to violent city  Cuba  Cuba TV shows pictures of Castro Oct.29   Brazil   President Lula re-elected
  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a landslide victory in the 2nd round of presidential elections.    Voters gave another term for Lula's efforts to ease poverty while improving the economy. ...
 Mexico  Riot police occupy Oaxaca

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7   Nicaragua   Ortega wins presidency
  Former Marxist guerrilla leader bounced back to power in a presidential-election victory.    The 60-year-old president-elect won with 38%, 9 point...
Nov.26   Ecuador   Correa claims victory   Presidential candidate has claimed victory in run-off election. He gained around 57% of the vote while Noboa about 43% Nov.28   Cuba     Castro misses birthday ceremony   Frail Cuban leader has stayed away from the opening ceremony of his birthday celebrations in Havana on doctors' orders

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Mexico   Fracas mars inauguration   Felipe Calderon has been sworn in as presiden, after brawls in Congress between lawmakers, divided by the tight election Dec.2   Cuba Castro misses birthday parade Dec.3  Chile  Pinochet has heart attack   Venezuela     Chavez wins by wide margin
  Hugo Chavez takes 61% of vote to challenger's 38% to win re-election to another 6-year term.    Turnout was 62%. Hundreds of Chavez supporters set off fireworks and cruised downtown Caracas in caravans, honking horns. Th...
Dec.10   Chile     General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital
 Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporters saw Pinochet as a Cold War hero for overthrowing President Allende. The dictatorship brought South America's most stable economy
 Chile  Clashes follow death of Pinochet Dec.12   Chile Hecklers, admirers bid farewell to Pinochet Dec.17  Cuba  Castro not dying, US envoys told Dec.26  Cuba  Castro's ailment 'is not cancer'



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Month Politics Election, Vote Crime & Justice Disasters
February 2006
Haiti calls for election review
Accord names Preval winner
Haiti calls for election review
Accord names Preval winner
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Blast traps 66 in mine
Rescuers suspend miners search
Mine missing declared dead
March 2006
Chile ushers in first female president
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April 2006
Exit polls: Leftist leads
Runoff election inevitable
Leftist trio seals Americas pact
Exit polls: Leftist leads
Runoff election inevitable
List of detainee names released
Bus plunge kills 67 religious pilgrims
May 2006
Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
Police attacks leave 30 dead
Gang attacks leave 52 dead
State's prison revolts end
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June 2006
Peruvians elect Garcia president
Peruvians elect Garcia president
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July 2006
Calderon wins disputed vote
Thousands protest election results
Castro hands power to brother
Calderon wins disputed vote
Thousands protest election results
Huge rally challenges poll
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August 2006
Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos
Court rejects fraud claim
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September 2006
Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox
Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico
Calderon makes unity appeal
Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico
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Children dead in bus crash
Plane lost over Amazon
October 2006
President forced into runoff
Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul
Mexico sends forces to violent city
President Lula re-elected
President forced into runoff
Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul
President Lula re-elected
Shootouts kill journalist
Riot police occupy Oaxaca
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November 2006
Ortega wins presidency
Correa claims victory
Ortega wins presidency
Correa claims victory
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December 2006
Fracas mars inauguration
Castro misses birthday parade
Chavez wins by wide margin
Pinochet has heart attack
General Pinochet dead
Hecklers, admirers bid farewell to Pinochet
Chavez wins by wide margin
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