Michael McDonald

Bloomberg Businessweek

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Reporter covering Latin America for Bloomberg Businessweek

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Even before tonight’s final debate in Las Vegas, some two million voters have already cast their ballots. Is either side getting a head start?

Looking for clues in early voting

Even before tonight’s final debate in Las Vegas, some two million voters have already cast their ballots. Is either side getting a head start?

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Extraordinary events occurred in Guatemala over the weekend. Today, despite pressure to do so, President Otto Perez Molina is refusing to step down.

Turmoil in Guatemala

Extraordinary events occurred in Guatemala over the weekend. Today, despite pressure to do so, President Otto Perez Molina is refusing to step down.

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We’ve been hearing about the surge of children from Central America making the dangerous journey north to try to cross the US border.

Central American Violence

We’ve been hearing about the surge of children from Central America making the dangerous journey north to try to cross the US border.

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