The State Department's Top Pick for Cultural Ambassador to Bahrain

"[H]e had said earlier that the State Department had asked him to be a cultural ambassador to Bahrain, a religiously conservative Muslim country, “promoting music, freedom and positive party power.” "

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Initial Impression - a Vague Idea in Which Some Confidence is Placed Based on a First Look, a Cursory Glance

Change You Can Believe In

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Enrique Pena Nieto took the oath of office as Mexico's new president Saturday vowing to restore peace and security and take on the vested interests that have hindered economic prosperity.
Pena Nieto marked the return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
"Mexico has not achieved the advances that the population demands or deserves," Pena Nieto said in an inaugural speech

Newly elected President Nieto's party, the PRI, held power from 1929 until 2000.