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Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
Xi Seeks 'Renewed Impetus' in Sino-US Relationship
South China Morning Post
The new Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, has called for "renewed impetus" to be given to Sino-US relations as he set the tone for the relationship in a meeting with former US president Jimmy Carter in Beijing on Thursday.

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
CNNI Reports on Carter Center Dialogue With the Sudans
CNNI and CNN.com
Tensions are rising between Sudan and South Sudan. What's being done to solve the differences between the two sides?

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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Carter Center: CDC Report Shows Georgians' Attitudes About Mental Health Improving
WABE-FM
Mental health advocates at the Carter Center say a new report shows attitudes about mental health appear to be getting better in the state. But they say there's still room for improvement. The report was produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners.

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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
The Carter Center at 30 Years (Cover Story)
Georgia Trend Magazine
Jimmy Carter must have figured out a way to recycle time, because the man doesn't waste a minute. He gets more done before lunch than most people half his age accomplish in a day, reading a cyber-stack of newspapers every morning, writing, painting, and oh yeah, healing the world.

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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
2020 Vision (PDF)
Emory Magazine
In 2007, Uganda announced a bold plan to eliminate river blindness by 2020. The Carter Center's Moses Katabarwa has been in the battle from the beginning and he believes they're going to win.

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Jimmy Carter Deflects Praise for Post-Presidency Work, Says He's Just a 'Traveling Salesman'
Associated Press (Also ran in Washington Post, ABC News, Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, and other outlets.)
Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday humorously called himself a traveling salesman in describing his three decades as international public health advocate.

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
Healing Liberia's Unseen Scars 
Deutsche Welle
Dakemue Kollie is a mental health co-coordinator in Bong County, Liberia. It's his job to tackle the dark psychological legacy of Liberia's civil war.

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Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
'Guinea Worm' Close to Extinction
Al Jazeera English
A parasite that infects people called the Guinea worm can grow up to a metre in length and lives under the skin.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
A Little Effort Can Produce Great StridesFinancial Times
Financial Times
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John Kufuor had long been aware of the burden of neglected diseases in Ghana, but it took the visit of a foreign head of state to mobilise his country's government into action.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
Eradication: Tide May be Turning Against Guinea Worm
Financial Times
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With cases of guinea worm disease down from 3.5m in 21 countries in 1986 to a matter of hundreds in four African countries today, the near eradication of this painful and debilitating disease is being celebrated as a global health success story. However, unlike many disease eradication programmes, no drugs or immunisations were available. Progress in this fight has depended on aggressive advocacy efforts at every level of society.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
Liberia Slowly Coming to Terms with Civil War's Impact on Mental Health
The Guardian U.K.

Dakemue Kollie had to shout over the roar of his motorbike. "I am called the crazy people's friend," he said with a smile. "But I don't blame them. I accept the name and then try to change their minds." Kollie, 33, a mental health co-ordinator in Bong county in central Liberia, rides up to 200km a day along potholed, dusty roads visiting patients in rural areas. The majority are women affected by forms of what he calls anxiety or depression.

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Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Guinea Worm is Poised to Become the Second Human Disease to be Eradicated
The Washington Post
Guinea worm disease is reaching the end of its days. The parasitic infection, which has sickened millions, mostly in Asia and Africa, is on the verge of being done in not by sophisticated medicine but by aggressive public health efforts in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the world.

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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Atlanta Magazine Names Rosalynn Carter as a 2012 Groundbreaker

Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta Magazine names Rosalynn Carter as a Groundbreaker for protecting the rights of the mentally ill.for more than forty years, Rosalynn Carter fought for people with mental illnesses.The Groundbreakers represent works in progress: smart ideas that are under way but still have years — in at least one case, a couple of decades — to go before their potentials are fully realized.

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Thurday, July 19, 2012
Guinea Worm Could Be Second Disease Wiped Off the Earth
Toronto Star
An ancient parasite known as the "fiery serpent" is on track to be the second human disease eradicated since smallpox's demise in 1979.

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Wednesday,June 27, 2012
Carter Center to Send Election Monitors to Libya
Associated Press article also ran on HuffingtonPost.com and other outlets
The Carter Center is sending observer teams to Libya to monitor and report on that country's July 7 parliamentary elections.

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Monday, June 25, 2012
Senator Carter Live on CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux
CNN Newsroom
Jason Carter discusses his recent experience as an elections monitor with the Carter Center in Egypt.

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Monday, June 25, 2012
Jimmy Carter Savages U.S. Foreign Policy Over Drone Strikes
The Guardian
Drone strikes and targeted assassinations abroad have seen the US violating human rights in a way that "abets our enemies and alienates our friends", according to the former president Jimmy Carter.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Jimmy Carter: If Egypt's Ruling Military Goes Through With Plan, Same as Coup
PBS Newshour
Former President Jimmy Carter, whose Atlanta-based Carter Center observed voting in Egypt's presidential election, criticized the ruling military's latest actions in the North African nation's troubled move toward democracy.

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PBS

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Jimmy Carter on Egypt and Syria
CNN
Jimmy Carter talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux during "Newsroom International" about the Egyptian elections, the crisis in Syria, and what steps the U.S. should take in both situations.

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CNN

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Intrigue Over Mubarak Condition Intensifies as Lawyer Offers New Account
The New York Times
A new sense of political intrigue compounded the confusion over the health of Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday when one of his lawyers contradicted what he called false reports in Egypt's state-run media that the imprisoned former president had nearly died, insisting that Mr. Mubarak simply fell down in the prison bathroom.

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NYT

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
International Witnesses and the Legal Framework of Egypt's Elections
Law.com
As the Egyptian people await the official results of their first democratic presidential election, international election-monitoring organizations continue to work behind the scenes to help delineate the legal framework around the voting and ensure democratic processes are upheld.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Egyptian Vote Fair but Military Moves Worrying, Observers Say
Agence France Press
Egypt's presidential vote appeared largely fair and competitive, but moves by the ruling military, including the retaking of legislative power, throw doubt on the process, US observers said Tuesday.

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Carter Center Improving Accountability of Congo Mines
Global Atlanta
The Carter Center hopes to finish the final phase of a project designed to bring transparency to the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the end of this summer.

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global Atlanta

Monday, June 11, 2012
Egypt: Carter Center Delegation Arrives to Observe Election Run-Off
AllAfrica.com
A Carter Center delegation has arrived to Cairo to
monitor Egypt's presidential election run-off, scheduled for June 16 - 17.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Jimmy Carter on Monitoring Egypt Election, US-Egypt Relations, Future of Camp David Accords
Democracy Now
The Carter Center was one of three international organizations accredited to witness Egypt's historic presidential election last week. Its mission was led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Two days before the official election results were announced, Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous interviewed President Carter in Cairo about the landmark vote.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Jimmy Carter Observes Egyptian Vote
CNN
Former president Jimmy Carter describes his concern about restrictions on Egypt elections, but why he's hopeful.

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CNN
 

Friday, May 25, 2012
Carter: Egyptian Candidates Know 'Peace for Egypt and for Israel Crucial'
NBC Nightly News

NBC's Richard Engel spoke with former President Jimmy Carter to talk about Egypt's elections and the country's future. The Carter Center has been in Egypt monitoring the presidential elections.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Carter: Future of Egypt Uncertain
CNNI and CNN.com worldwide; also distributed to CNN affiliates
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the Carter Center's witnessing of the Egypt presidential election.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As Egyptians Prepare To Vote, Jimmy Carter Watches 'Complete Transformation'
NPR "All Things Considered"
On All Things Considered today, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson will look ahead to Egypt's first free presidential election — voting begins Wednesday and is expected to lead to a mid-June runoff — and how some Egyptians who played roles in last year's revolution there are refusing to take part because they don't trust the military leaders who run the country.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sudan Town First to Stop Transmission of River Blindness in Country
Examiner.com
The small, isolated desert town of Abu Hamad, located on the right side of the Nile, is the first in Sudan to interrupt the transmission of river blindness according to the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Egypt Vote Monitors Say State Hindering Their Work
Reuters
Foreign observers of Egypt's first real leadership contest will be unable to say whether the process is free and fair because their movements are being restricted by election authorities, one of the groups supposed to be monitoring the vote said.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Award Recognizes Efforts of Trachoma Control Program in Eliminating Trachoma
Healio.com
Trachoma elimination programs have made considerable progress, but challenges still remain, according to Paul Emerson, PhD, director of the Trachoma Control Program at the Carter Center, Atlanta.

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Monday, April 23, 2012
Jimmy Carter's Successful War Against Tropical Diseases
The Globe and Mail
One of the most exclusive clubs on Earth is that of living ex-U.S. presidents. The gang of four – Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – spend their retirement years hitting the links, building presidential libraries, giving $100,000 speeches, writing autobiographies and doing humanitarian work.

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Monday, April 23, 2012
Developments in the Middle East and North Africa
Global Atlanta
In view of the pace of change in political events taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, it's not surprising that the context of an interview completed on April 6 should already be slightly outdated.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Atlantans on Verge of Eradicating Worm Disease

WXIA-TV

Soon, perhaps within a year or two, headlines around the world will flash news of historic magnitude – news that a crippling disease that afflicts children and adults has been eradicated, wiped off the face of the earth.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Local Impact: Moving Mountains to Prevent Disease

Emory Public Health
Every day, Rollins students and alumni are building public health capacity throughout the nonprofit sector in Atlanta and across the state. Moses Katabarwa and Adam Weiss are health leaders at the Carter Center, one of Rollins' public health partners in the Atlanta community.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Mosquito-borne Diseases Under Attack in Haiti, Dominican Republic
Emory Report
Efforts to eliminate two mosquito-borne diseases – malaria and lymphatic filariasis – in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are ongoing, with the first of four meetings on the issue this year held in Santo Domingo in March.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Houstonians Deserve Footnote in Battle Against River Blindness
Houston Chronicle
When optometrist Bill Baldwin visited African villages in the early 1980s, he was struck by the beggars with opaque, unseeing eyes and mottled, leathery skin.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
South Sudan Inches Closer to Eradicating Guinea Worm
Voice of America
South Sudan, the world's newest country, is on the brink of its first health-care success.  Cases of guinea worm have dropped dramatically in the past five years and there is hope that in 2012 transmission will be stopped completely.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Formal and Informal Justice in Liberia (PDF)
Accord, a publication of Conciliation Resources, issue 23
In this article, Pewee Flomoku and Counsellor Lemuel Reeves from the Carter Center describe their organisation's experiences in promoting justice in post-war Liberia, in particular in linking traditional and formal justice systems.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
South Sudan: Carter Center Praises Progress On National Election Bill
AllAfrica.com
The Carter Center a non-profit and non-governmental organization has recommended the progress on legal framework in the National Election bill especially series of Public debates organized by the National Legislative Assembly Committee of Justice.

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Cuidado con la oncocercosis (Beware of Onchocerciasis)
CNN Espanol
La oncocercosis, conocida como "Ceguera de los Ríos", es la segunda causa infecciosa de ceguera en el mundo. (Onchocerciasis, also known as "river blindness" is the second leading infectious cause of blindness in the world.  An interview with Carter Center expert Dr. Mauricio Sauerbrey, director of the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas.)

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CNN
 

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Carter Center: Congo Assembly Elections 'Compromised'
Voice of America
U.S.-based election monitor says the integrity of Congo's legislative polls has been "compromised," and that the true results may never be known.

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
DR Congo legislative results lack credibility: Carter Center (link no longer available)
Agence France Presse
The results of DR Congo's November legislative polls that gave the ruling party and its allies an absolute majority lack credibility, the Carter Center's election observers said Friday.

 

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Ex presidentes de América exhortan al Ecuador que respete libertad de expresión
La Republica
Ex presidentes y íderes políticos del continente americano, encabezados por el ex presidente de los Estados Unidos, Jimmy Carter, pidieron este viernes al gobierno ecuatoriano que respete la libertad de expresión y que suspenda las sanciones contra el diario El Universo, condenado por injurias contra el presidente Rafael Correa.

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
Carter Center: River Blindness Interrupted in Several Areas of Uganda
Examiner
The Carter Center announced in a press release Thursday a historic achievement in the East African country of Uganda concerning the interruption of transmission of the parasitic scourge, river blindness, in three areas of the country.

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Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
EU, Carter Center Slam Congo Gov't Over Banned March
Reuters
The European Union and the U.S.-based Carter Center criticised Congo's government on Friday for banning a protest planned by the Catholic Church as tensions following a disputed election simmer.

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Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Activists Say Nuns and Priests Arrested to Stop Religious Protest of Congo Election
Associated Press story featured on Guardian.co.uk.
Rights groups are denouncing the arrests of nuns and priests and Congo's violent suppression of religious protests against fraud-riddled elections.

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AP
 

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
Carter Center, JPC Expand Legal Support Services
The Inquirer (Liberia)
The Carter Center in partnership with the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) with understanding from the Ministry of Justice has expanded its Community Legal Advisor (CLA) Program to provide legal support services in Montserrado County.

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Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Después de las primarias de Venezuela
CNN Espanol
Entrevista de CNN en Español sobre las elecciones primarias en Venezuela a la Dra. Jennifer McCoy, Directora del Programa de las Americas del Centro Carter.

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Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Congo-Kinshasa: NGOs Call for Urgent Action in Congo
AllAfrica.com
Seven international non-governmental organisations have urged the international community to take urgent action to uphold democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the post-election crisis shows no signs of abating.

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Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Carter Center Delegation to Follow Venezuelan Opposition Primarie
El Universal (Venezuela)
The Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization that works to advance human rights and democracy, announced on Thursday that a small study group will visit Venezuela to follow the opposition's primary elections that will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Who is Xi: China's Next Leader
CNN
Anyone interested in world affairs, Chinese diplomacy and China's future should know more about Xi Jinping.

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CNN
 

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Living His Dream: Doctor Fights Tropical Diseases in Africa, Americas (PDF)
St. Louis Beacon, reprinted with permission.
Dr. Frank O. Richards Jr. has practiced medicine in places where flying bullets and kidnappings are as common as the tropical diseases he wants to eradicate.

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Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Web Extra: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Tell Piers Morgan About Their Goal of Eradicating Guinea Worm
CNN
Only one infectious disease has ever been eradicated: smallpox.  But thanks largely to the efforts of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the former president told Piers Morgan that guinea worm will soon be the second.  "We found 3-and-a-half million cases of guinea worm still existing, and now we have less than a thousand cases, so we'll soon eliminate guinea worm from the face of the earth," said Carter.

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CNN
 

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Carter:  Give Egypt's Muslims a Chance
CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight
Former President Jimmy Carter tells Piers Morgan he hopes the U.S. gives Egypt's elected government a chance to succeed.

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CNN

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Carter: Egypt Parliament Poll Reflects Popular Will
Reuters
Former president Jimmy Carter said Friday that Egypt's first parliamentary poll since a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power "accurately" reflected the will of Egyptians.

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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Today's TimesCast
New York Times
An interview with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Cairo, and more.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Newshour:  Jimmy Carter on Egypt's Elections
BBC
BBC World Service interviews former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Carter Says Egypt's Military Is Likely to Retain Some Political Powers
New York Times
Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that after meeting with Egypt's military rulers he doubted they would fully submit to the authority of the civilian democracy they had promised to install.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Q&A: Jimmy Carter on Egypt, the Arab Spring... and Tebow
TIME
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in Egypt this week as part of his Carter Center's mission to monitor Egypt's first parliamentary elections. In between his meetings with various Egyptian political leaders and government officials, he sat down with TIME's Abigail Hauslohner to answer a few questions about Egypt's rocky transition, the Arab Spring — and Tim Tebow.

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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
Carter 'Pleased' With Egypt Polls
Agence France Presse
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to Egypt's parliamentary elections, saying the people's will was "expressed accurately."

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Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
Former President Carter Praises Egypt Elections
Associated Press
Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday dismissed concerns about the success of Islamist parties in Egypt's first elections since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, because it represents the will of the Egyptian people.

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AP
 
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