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[RED DEMOCRATICA] NOTICIAS: Egypt protests continue; ElBaradei set to return


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Egypt protests continue; ElBaradei set to return

Popular unrest in Egypt continued into a third day, demanding an end to the rule of President Hosni Mubarak today despite government bans on further protests. Opposition leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said he would lead a transition government if called upon to do so. The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to return to Egypt tonight. Reuters (1/27) , The Wall Street Journal (1/27) , BBC (1/27)

I continue to call on the regime to understand that they better listen and listen quickly, not use violence and understand that change has to come. There's no other option."

Nobel laureate and Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei. Click here for full story.

"I recently caught up with Millennium Promise CEO John McArthur. We spoke about what was accomplished at last September's Millennium Development Goals summit at the UN; what to expect from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland; and discuss his new project: MDG Pledges."

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