First Past the Post: March 14


East and South Asia

Xi Jinping officially becomes the president of the People’s Republic of China.

A senior leader of the Khmer Rouge has died.

North America

Siumut wins Greenland’s election.

Liberal MP Marc Garneau drops out of Canada’s Liberal Party leadership race and endorses Justin Trudeau.

Vali Nasr makes waves with his criticism of being inside the Obama administration’s foreign policyteam.

Latin America / Caribbean

More on the Malvinas/Falklands vote.

Is Nicolás Maduro so assured of victory in Venezuela’s April 14 vote?

Maybe the body of Hugo Chávez will not be embalmed.

Argentina stunned to source the world’s next Catholic pontiff.

The political impact of the election of Pope Francis on Argentine politics.  [Spanish]

An interview with former Mexican president Vicente Fox.  [Spanish]

The love-hate relationship in Brazil.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Digging deeper into the Kenyan election victory.


Martin Wolf calls UK austerity indefensible.

UK home secretary Theresa May feels the wrath of 10 Downing Street for her murmurs of leadership challenge.

The collapse of François Hollande’s popularity.

Middle East and North Africa

Tunisia’s new government has been sworn in.

Settlers have much power as Israel’s new government takes shape.


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