First Past the Post: March 7


East and South Asia

Who might Congress run for prime minister in 2014 if not Rahul Gandhi?

North America

U.S. senator Rand Paul mounts a 13-hour filibuster against U.S. CIA director appointee John Brennan.

Latin America / Caribbean

Venezuela says farewell to Hugo Chávez (pictured above)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Colorblindness may be to blame for Kenya’s rejected ballots.


French troops set to withdraw from Mali in April.

Europe will shrink in 2013.

Russia and Former Soviet Union

Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev speaks out against Russian laws.

Middle East and North Africa

Egypt’s judiciary holds up the planned April parliamentary elections.

Hugo Chávez’s legacy in the Middle East.

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