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Latest update : 2012-01-31

Who are Florida's Hispanic voters really?

In today's pick of the international press, we look at what game Russia is playing in Syria, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's attacks on Fidel Castro (and whether voters care) and why François Hollande is making headlines in the UK.

The New York Times says Russia's defence on Syria isn't really about money - it's about the Kremlin's need to be taken seriously as an international power.

In the same paper, Andrew Rosenthal looks at Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's increasingly extreme comments on Fidel Castro. But The Atlantic says Hispanic voters are more concerned about immigration issues than about Cuba.

Jeune Afrique says Abdoulaye Wade can afford not to worry about protests in Senegal - he'll probably win the election anyway.

And François Hollande is set to visit London soon, hoping to court the 400,000 French voters who live there, according to the Guardian - but the Times is worried his policies are dangerous to the City.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-02-24 Syria

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa cause tension with Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 24.02.17: Papers focus on the situation in Syria, where Turkish-backed troops have managed to recapture Al Bab, a major stronghold of the Islamic...

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2017-02-24 François Bayrou

A cow named Fine, star of the Paris Agriculture Fair

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 24.02.17: Papers continue to react to an alliance in the political centre between François Bayrou from the MoDem party and Emmanuel Macron from the "En...

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2017-02-23 Mexico

'Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 23.02.17: US officials receive a "chilly" welcome in Mexico with tensions running high over immigration. Meanwhile, British papers wonder if their...

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2017-02-23 François Bayrou

French papers react to alliance between centrists Macron and Bayrou

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 23.02.17: Papers react to yesterday's surprise announcement of a centrist alliance between Emmanuel Macron and longstanding centrist politician François...

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2017-02-22 Donald Trump

93 candles for Robert Mugabe

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.02.17: In the US, President Donald Trump directs his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, drawing mixed...

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