In 1998, a career military officer was elected president of the wealthiest country in Latin America on a platform of socialism. It was an election victory that shocked the world, as many believed that the catastrophic failure of the Soviet Union had closed the book on socialism as a form of government.
Puerto Rico education department slowly opens schools after devastating earthquake: 177 schools that have been certified and inspected by engineers opened their doors on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome back students after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake delayed the start of classes. On Monday, 51 more schools will also be ready, Puerto Rico Education Secretary Eligio Hernández Pérez said.
The competitive and often antagonistic relationships between China and India and between India and Pakistan have deep historical roots that predate their possession of nuclear weaponry. The Indo-Pakistani rivalry dates back to 1947 when both emerged as newly independent states from the erstwhile British Raj in the Indian subcontinent.[i]