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B. 2017-08-31 Farc former rebels choose new political party name and logo Colombia
2016-11-25 Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Havana, Cuba
D. 2014-12-20 Cuba 'will not change' communist system, despite thaw Havana, Cuba
4. 2014-11-30 Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Uruguay
F. 2014-06-01 Ex-rebel becomes El Salvador leader El Salvador
6. 2014-03-13 Leftist candidate declared winner in Salvador's election SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
7. 2014-03-07 El Salvador's ex-guerrilla poised to win presidency El Salvador
8. 2013-12-15 Huge poll win for Chilean left Chile
9. 2013-04-14 Maduro wins Venezuela election Venezuela

Cuba 'will not change' communist system, despite thaw   President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalise bilateral relations, but stressed that Havana will not change its political s... 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 Ex-rebel becomes El Salvador leader  Former left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren, of the FMLN party, has been sworn in as president of El Salvador Leftist candidate declared winner in Salvador's election   El Salvador's electoral court on Thursday declared leftist candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner of the tight presidential election El Salvador's ex-guerrilla poised to win presidency  Salvador Sanchez Ceren, 69, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has promised to continue the government's social program... 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
  Farc former rebels choose new political party name and logo  Farc - which will now stand for the Alternative Revolutionary Force for the Common People - and adopt a red rose as its symbol   Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90 Map of Havana Cuba

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Aug.31   Colombia

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Nov.25   Cuba
  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said
 Fidel ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. He was accused of suppressing opposition. There would now be several days of national mourning

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Dec.20   Cuba
Nov.30   Uruguay
Jun.1   El Salvador
Mar.13   El Salvador
Mar.7   El Salvador

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Dec.15   Chile
Apr.14   Venezuela
  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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Oct.7   Venezuela
  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 ...
Apr.7   Colombia   Farc leader: 'We're not weakened'  One of the leaders of Colombia's biggest rebel movement, the Farc, says it remains ready for battle

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Sep.3   Cuba Cuban Defence Minister Casas dies  Julio Casas Regueiro, a veteran of the revolution, has died of heart failure, aged 75. He oversaw the military's economic activities until 2... Apr.19   Cuba   Castro brother now top Communist  Cuba's Communist Party elected President Raul Castro to succeed Fidel Castro as head of the country's highest political body and only legal ... Mar.5   Cuba Che's motorcycle companion dies   Alberto Granado, the motorcycle companion of Ernesto Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88

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Sep.8   Cuba   Castro casts doubt on 'Cuban model'  Fidel Castro said that the 'Cuban model' no longer works, an admission of failings in the communist economic model Feb.5   Venezuela 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... Jan.1   Colombia Military reports killing 18 leftist guerrillas

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Nov.29   Uruguay Exit polls: Ex-guerrilla wins presidency
  Jose 'Pepe' Mujica, a former Marxist Tupamaro guerrilla fighter, won Uruguay's presidential runoff election Sep.13   Cuba Thousands mourn revolutionary Almeida
Aug.1   Cuba President vows to defend socialism   President Raul Castro: Havana is ready and willing to start a dialogue with Washington but political and regime change are not up for negot... Mar.15   El Salvador Leftist Funes claims presidency
  Mauricio Funes is a member of FMLN, a political party that waged guerrilla war against the government 17 years ago Jan.1   Cuba Cuba marks 50 years of revolution   President Raul Castro, who took over from Fidel, spoke from below the same balcony where his brother declared victory on 1 January 1959

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May.24   Colombia   FARC leader dead
  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...

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Apr.29   Cuba   Leftist trio seals Americas pact
  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence

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Oct.27   Brazil Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%

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