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Short-Lived Mutiny in Russia Sheds Light on Putin’s Hold on Power

By Peter Baker | The New York Times

Even with the apparent end to the immediate threat posed by Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellious mercenary army, the short-lived uprising suggested that Mr. Putin’s hold on power is more tenuous than at any time since he took office more than two decades ago.

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Ex-first Lady, Anti-graft Candidate Poised for Guatemala Run-Off

By Sofia Menchu and Diego Oré | Reuters

Former first lady Sandra Torres will have to face a run-off in August in Guatemala’s presidential election after a vote on Sunday looked set to pit her against Bernardo Arevalo, another center-left candidate running on an anti-corruption platform.

More from WPR: In Guatemala’s Election, Mulet Could Be Democracy’s Last Hope

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