Turmoil At The Top

Across the world, many countries struggle with a change in leadership

While the Catholic Church was choosing its new Pope last week, many countries were struggling with their own changing of the guard. But unlike the Vatican's stately coronation, these heads of state were fighting for their jobs, facing such accusations as financial fraud and abuse of power. Here's an update on the most embattled global leaders. --By Jeremy Caplan. With reporting by TIME bureaus

Kickbacks In Canada?

Prime Minister Paul Martin may face an early election after allegations of Liberal Party money laundering. He apologized on national TV last week for an "unjustifiable mess."

Ousting Ecuador's Top Dog

Protesters helped topple...

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