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Ex-Guerrillas Win El Salvador Election

Where: San Salvador, El SalvadorMarch 15, 2009 : Mr.Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) defeated the Arena party's Rodrigo Avila to become the first left-wing President of El Salvador. Arena had won every presidential election in the country since 1991. The winning party won 51.3 per cent of the votes polled against Arena's...

Sudan President’s Arrest Ordered By International Criminal Court

Where: The Hague, NetherlandsMarch 18, 2009 : The International Criminal Court (ICC)* issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on March 4, 2009 and charged him with committing war crimes and humanitarian crimes resulting in thousands of deaths. The victims of this genocide are the tribal minorities of Sudan's Darfur region. Omar al-Bashir, a...