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2 - 8 November 2000
Issue No. 506
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US presidential candidatesCan you see a difference?
The US presidential candidates are running neck-to-neck. Less than a week to go, the choice is not yet clear for many Americans, writes Thomas Gorguissian from Washington

By the skin of their teeth
The result of Colombian provincial and municipal elections was a setback for the ruling Conservative Party, although the country's president is grateful that the elections were held at all, writes Hisham El-Naggar

Back to the future
The Internet is set to change our lives -- but not necessarily in the ways we expect. Frederick Bowie draws a lesson from history

Ivorian labyrinth
People power ends military rule, a disgraced general flees the country and a firebrand socialist is hastily installed president. But regional and religious tensions threaten to tear Ivory Coast apart, writes Gamal Nkrumah

FilipinoErap's last hurrah
All hell broke loose when Filipino President Joseph Estrada was charged with receiving kickbacks from racketeering, but the turmoil was long in the making, writes Faiza Rady

Majority rules
Hide and seek
God save their souls
Sinner among saints
Thanks, but no thanks
Sunken hopes
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