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Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are by no means the only Latin leaders militant in their anti-US attitudes. In Peru, fiery populist Ollanta Humala was the top vote-getter in Sunday's presidential election. The former military man says he stands for the poor and the indigenous and is eager to oust a system that has long favored the middle and upper classes. What about Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Mexico? How much of Latin America is moving toward leftist regimes? Guest host Diana Nyad talks about the seemingly mounting trend toward leftist leadership in Latin America with journalists, political scientists, policy analysts and human-rights watchdogs.
  • Making News: Opposition Leader Prodi Claims Election Victory in Italy
    Romano Prodi declared himself winner of the general election in Italy last night, but the celebration may have been premature. Sitting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has pulled in an almost dead-even number of votes. Richard Owen of the Times of London says the virtual tie serves as a metaphor for a split Italy, a nation divided on a myriad of social, political, and economic issues.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Duke Rape Case Raises Race and Sex Issues
    The sexual-assault investigation of 46 Duke University lacrosse players will continue, despite their having passed DNA tests. The rape victim is a black woman who was hired to dance at the team's off-campus party on March 13. The Durham District Attorney has released a statement saying absence of DNA evidence does not disprove the crime. We get an update from the Paul Bonner of the Herald-Sun and from Anna Raven-Hansen of Duke's Center for Race Relations.
Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

Romano Prodi, BBC profile on

Owen's article on what's next for Italy

Bonner's article on public nature of Lacrosse rape case

Duke University President on Lacrosse sexual-assault allegations

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