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Mexico's most powerful drug cartels

Mexico's most powerful drug cartels | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Mexico declared a major victory Wednesday when it arrested the leader of the La Familia drug gang and 50 of its members, calling the group finished after the arrests. Here’s a look at Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels.
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Nigeria: investment vs inequality

Nigeria: investment vs inequality | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
While Nigeria's government powers ahead on its path to reform, large swathes of the population are getting left behind.
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More than just words

More than just words | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
But who will call the tune?


“DO YOU agree that Scotland should be an independent country?” If Alex Salmond gets his way, that will be the main question confronting his compatriots in the autumn of 2014.
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Political Satire Returns to Russia

Political Satire Returns to Russia | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The demonstrations against Mr. Putin signal many shifts in Russia’s political and civic life — including the return of political satire.
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Inmate massacre highlights Mexico jail corruption

Inmate massacre highlights Mexico jail corruption | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmates, a state official said late Monday, underlining the enormous corruption inside Mexico's overcrowded, underfunded prisons.
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Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

Vladimir Putin’s inner circle | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
While political opponents of the president-elect are sentenced to prison, political cronyism is alive and well.
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Midas Touch: Those With Putin Ties Glow Brightly

Midas Touch: Those With Putin Ties Glow Brightly | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A close circle of friends, relatives, associates, colleagues from the security services and longtime advisers have grown fabulously wealthy during Vladimir V. Putin’s 12 years as Russia’s paramount leader.
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"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters

"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
CBS News"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year messageReutersKhamenei to people: 'Buy Iranian' to stop 'foreign plots' * Price rises, sinking rial temper New Year celebrations * Thousands of wealthy Iranians head to beaches in UAE * Government ...
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Police and press 'were too close'

Police and press 'were too close' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The chief of the Metropolitan Police tells the Leveson inquiry that relations between police and press became too close in the past.
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One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor

One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING – The sudden appearance and rapid disappearance of dissident artist Ai Weiwei on China’s version of Twitter has provided a window into the zany, fast-paced and utterly incomprehensible world of social media censorship in the communist state.
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Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR

Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A high-profile court case in Moscow has again put the spotlight on Russia's judiciary. Alexei Kozlov was convicted of charges of fraud and money laundering.
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Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor

Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Yvonne Roberts takes Conservative MP Dan Poulter to Essex to see what life is like for a hidden demographic (Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor http://t.co/dYC5K9Jy via @guardian...)...
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ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists

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"ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists", a playlist created by HumanRightsWatch (ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists http://t.co/7GDeA3Pw...)...
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‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World

‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The United States Constitution was once a model for charters around the world, but its influence is waning, according to a new study.
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Left, right or center? Mexican political brand names explained

Left, right or center? Mexican political brand names explained | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As the July presidential election nears, watchers of world news are sure to be hearing much more about the PAN, its candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota, and her main rivals, Enrique Peña Nieto of the party known as PRI, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...
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What does the monarchy say about Britain?

What does the monarchy say about Britain? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on the throne, opinions are divided over having an unelected UK head of state.
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The Facts about Tax Progressivity — The Monkey Cage

The Facts about Tax Progressivity — The Monkey Cage | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from political scientist Lucy Barnes, Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford: ***** The recent exchange between Jonathan Chait and Veronique de Rugy over the progressivity of the U.S.
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Poll: Mexico presidential race has tightened

Poll: Mexico presidential race has tightened | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A new poll suggests Mexico's presidential race is tightening.
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How to steal an election

How to steal an election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
IT WAS another good day for North Korea’s Workers’ Party. On July 24th 2011, amid music and gongs, the late Kim Jong Il shuffled past queuing throngs to cast his vote in the country’s local elections.
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A house divided

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THE last time a government featuring Liberals tried to reform the House of Lords, the saga paralysed the nation.
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UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor?

UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — Fifty pence doesn’t buy you very much in austerity-hit Britain — except for a great deal of attention and heated argument.
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Cabinet 'bang table' over NHS win

Cabinet 'bang table' over NHS win | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Conservative and Lib Dems "bang" the table at a cabinet meeting to celebrate the impending passing of the NHS reforms into law, No 10 says.
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UK may give control of highways to private companies to lure investment, heal state finances

UK may give control of highways to private companies to lure investment, heal state finances | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined proposals Monday for putting private companies in charge of the country’s roads in a bid to attract investment and heal public finances.
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Continuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ... - Washington Post

Continuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ... - Washington Post | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
www.worldbulletin.netContinuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ...Washington PostNNEWI, Nigeria — Gathered for discussions about a funeral, a town hall meeting held in northern Nigeria by members of a Christian ethnic...
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Chinese plan to escape China and give their children better future by learning to speak French

Chinese plan to escape China and give their children better future by learning to speak French | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING — Thousands of people in China are trying to write their own ticket out of the country — in French.
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