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Why Atlanta Could Elect Its First White Mayor In 4 Decades

Why Atlanta Could Elect Its First White Mayor In 4 DecadesFor the first time since 1969, Atlanta, Georgia, may elect a white mayor.



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Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayorBrazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America’s political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima’s mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday. Susana Villaran, a leftist and the first woman to hold the mayor’s post, in 2013 faced the recall vote halfway through her four-year term. Odebrecht’s former Peruvian boss Jorge Barata said that his company supported Villaran at her request, according to testimony he reportedly gave prosecutors in Brazil.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to MadridLedezma, 62, had hours earlier crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intended to fly to Europe to organize resistance against Maduro’s rule, which has left millions of Venezuelans facing food and medicine shortages. The opposition leader boarded an Avianca flight from Bogota to Madrid, where he was scheduled to arrive early Saturday, airport sources at Bogota’s El Dorado airport said.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.



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Republican Mayor Wins Utah's Special Election for U.S. House Seat

Republican Mayor Wins Utah's Special Election for U.S. House SeatJohn Curtis, the Republican mayor of Provo, Utah, has been declared the winner of a special election to represent Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, filling a seat vacated by former House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who retired midway through his term and is now a contributor for Fox News.



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Hurricane Maria death toll 'much higher than officially reported', mayor in Puerto Rico says

Hurricane Maria death toll 'much higher than officially reported', mayor in Puerto Rico saysThe mayor of the Puerto Rican capital San Juan has warned the death toll from Hurricane Maria is far higher than the official figure. Carmen Yulín Cruz said the true number of deaths following the disaster could be as high as 500 rather than the official toll of just 54. Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island on the morning of 20 September and caused devastation to the country’s already fragile infrastructure.



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San Juan's mayor has a message for Moe from 'The Simpsons'

San Juan's mayor has a message for Moe from 'The Simpsons'Moe the bartender and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz both know what it's like to have paper towels thrown at them.  At least, that's the message from
The Simpsons, which released a video on Friday night announcing the show had raised $ 25,000 for the people of Puerto Rico.  Apparently, Cruz appreciated the message.  Thank you Moe for understanding how we feel. We have very little power but having @TheSimpsons in our corner fills our hearts with light. — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) November 4, 2017 The show made an appeal for aid after the first episode of Season 29, which also got a response from Cruz. Looks like it's the start of a perfectly cromulent relationship.  Moe encouraged people to donate to several charities, including Unicef and One America Appeal, as much of Puerto Rico still doesn't have fresh water or power.   WATCH: This is the most fascinating fruit



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Firm restoring Puerto Rico's power threatened to quit, mayor says

Firm restoring Puerto Rico's power threatened to quit, mayor saysSan Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, questioned Whitefish Energy’s contract to restore power in Puerto Rico. The mayor of San Juan on Wednesday accused the company restoring power to Puerto Rico of threatening to withdraw its services after she drew attention to its controversial contract.



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Energy Company Tied To Major Trump Donor Feuds With San Juan Mayor Over Business Deal

Energy Company Tied To Major Trump Donor Feuds With San Juan Mayor Over Business DealSan Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and the Montana-based energy company tasked with restoring Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid engaged in a heated Twitter feud Wednesday.



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San Juan mayor calls for canceling 'alarming' contract for Puerto Rican power repairs

San Juan mayor calls for canceling 'alarming' contract for Puerto Rican power repairsThe contract to repair Puerto Rico’s power system was awarded without any bidding to a tiny American company whose owner is linked to the interior secretary. The mayor of the territory’s largest city called for it to be voided and wants greater openness as rebuilding proceeds.



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