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Topic - Adam Isacson
The top negotiator for Colombia's main rebel group announced a unilateral cease-fire on Monday, before heading into much-anticipated peace talks with government counterparts in the Cuban capital of Havana.
Fernando Lugo emerged early Sunday to denounce his ouster as Paraguay's president as a "parliamentary coup" and a "foreordained sentence" that was not based on proper evidence.
Venezuelan opponents of President Hugo Chavez cheered Sunday's election results, in which a newly unified opposition gained a significant bloc of seats in the country's National Assembly and apparently a majority of the popular vote.
"It looks terrible throughout the region," said analyst Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America, a think tank.
"The new government is going to be pretty isolated for the whole time that it's in power," Mr. Isacson said.