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El Salvador ex-rebel has early vote lead, run-off possible

BY NELSON RENTERIA AND ANAHI RAMA

SAN SALVADOR



 Sun Feb 2, 2014 9:11pm EST













Voters wait in line to cast their votes in the presidential elections at a polling station outside in San Salvador February 2, 2014.

CREDIT: REUTERS/HENRY ROMERO







(Reuters) - A former left-wing guerrilla leader took a strong early lead in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, early results showed, but he could still face a run-off against a conservative rival who wants to deploy the army to fight powerful street gangs.

Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a rebel commander who became a top leader of the now-ruling leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) during El Salvador's civil war, had 49.2 percent support with votes in from about 45.4 percent of polling booths.








His right-wing opponent, former San Salvador Mayor Norman Quijano, had 38.9 percent. If no-one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the two leading candidates will go to a run-off on March 9.






Two foreign election officials said they exp…

El Salvador and Costa Rica hold presidential elections

ELECTIONS


Voters in the two Central American countries of El Salvador and Costa Rica have gone to the polls to choose a new president. 






Both votes are likely to end in runoffs.











Voters in El Salvador and Costa Rica decided on who will lead their nations in Sunday polls.









In El Salvador, the ruling leftist party Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL) under President Mauricio Funes, which has been in power for just one term, will be struggling to stay in office amid accusations that it failed to regenerate the economy and reduce gang crime. Current Vice President Salvador Sanchez (pictured above) is leading the party into the fray, and had a slight lead in pre-election polls.




The FMNL defeated the long-ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance, or ARENA, in 2009, as the first leftist party ever to gain power in the country. The party has a large following among the poorest sectors of Salvadoran society, having implemented numerous social programs including giving books, shoes and unifor…

THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS WHY USA IMMIGRATION POLICY IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO GLOBAL POVERTY

BACK IN THE DAY : THE FIRST SUPERBOWL ....

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback smoking a cigarette and drinking a Fresca at Half Time !










































































http://life.time.com/culture/super-bowl-1-rare-photos-first-nfl-afl-title-game/#20






BETTER YET : SUPERBOWL AD HONORS USA HEROES ...

On January 8, Army 1st Lt. Chuck Nadd left his eight-month mission in Afghanistan to come home. He knew he’d be greeted by his girlfriend. But he didn’t know his hometown — and Budweiser cameras — were waiting for him, too.












Thanks to careful coordination with Nadd’s girlfriend Shannon Cantwell, Nadd thought he was flying to Florida to speak at the VFW. Hidden cameras caught the airport homecoming between Cantwell and Nadd and followed the couple to the parade site, where an old-fashioned ticker-tape parade awaited.



Viewers get a front-row seat to the parade sponsored by the VFW and Budweiser in his hometown of Winter Park, FL, full of with marching bands, antique vehicles, the VFW motorcycle club, and the Budweiser Clydesdales.








Check out his reaction when he sees his mom around 0:42. She secretly flew in from Alabama and was waiting to close-out the surprise at the end of the parade.










The homecoming provided so much great footage that Budweiser extended the 30-second ad to 60-seconds durin…

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST SUPERBOWL AD THIS YEAR

This Girl Offers A Random Guy A Bud Light Only If He Agrees To Be 'Up For Whatever Happens Next ...'















AARON TAUBE

JAN. 31, 2014, 10:52 AM 











YouTube/officialbudlight






Bud Light is using this year's Super Bowl to introduce a new tagline, "The Perfect Beer For Whatever Happens," and America's best-selling beer is pulling out all the stops to make sure it's a hit.







In its "Epic Nights" ad posted Friday morning on YouTube, a hidden camera follows an average Joe named Ian as he meets a woman named Kelly (he doesn't know she's an actress), who offers to give him a bottle of Bud Light if he promises to be up for whatever happens next. Ian agrees, and things take off from there.









In a storyline that somewhat mirrors the popular "The Hangover" movies, Ian is led to a stretch limousine filled with beautiful women and comedian/DJ Reggie Watts, who are on their way to a bachelor party.






From there, Ian receives a suit from Minka Kelly, meets Don Cheadle…