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Monday, December 4, 2006

  • Chavez Re-Elected For Third Presidential Term in Landslide Victory

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    In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez won re-election by a wide margin on Sunday, securing a third six-year term in office. With most of the ballots counted, Chavez had won over 60% of the vote, more than 20 points over rival Manuel Rosales. We go to Caracas to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Lebanon Political Crisis Continues As Anti-Government Protests Enter Fourth Day

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    Thousands of demonstrators remain camped in the center of Beirut in an attempt to bring down the pro-western government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. We go to Beirut to speak with Newsday’s Middle East bureau chief Mohamad Bazzi and Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, author of "Hizbu’llah: Politics and Religion." [includes rush transcript]

  • Report: Bush’s Program to Combat HIV Abroad Fails Countries Struggling With the Pandemic

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    A new report released by the Center for Public Integrity is the first of its kind to examine the policies, politics and goals of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief known as PEPFAR. The report finds that PEPFAR’s faith-based ideology–including promotion of abstinence–often trumps science. The report states that PEPFAR is, "failing to help lead the world to stop this deadly disease. Instead of empowering people we are restricting them." [includes rush transcript]

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