- Making News: Baghdad Erupts in Violence as Saddam Boycotts Trial
Seven people were shot and killed on a bus today in a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad. The attack came a day after two car bombs exploded outside a Shiite mosque in the capital, killing at least 12. That attack came hours after Shiite gunmen went on a rampage in another Sunni neighborhood, killing at least 40. Dan Murphy is a staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad.
- Reporter's Notebook: Disputed Mexican Election Felt by US, Mexican Americans
Its historic second free presidential election has left Mexico bitterly divided along political lines. National Action Party candidate Felipe Calderon won only 220,000 votes of 41 million cast, but leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has demanded a recount, claiming fraud and voting irregularities. Political scientist Fernando Guerra considers the impact of election results on Mexican Americans and relations with the US.
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