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International pressure is mounting against Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, but he's keeping a defiant face in public: "The west can scream all it wants," he said, "Elections will go on." The U.S. has already said it will not recognize the upcoming election now that the opposition leader pulled out amidst the violence, and the United Nations condemned the election-related murders, beatings, and torture. The question facing outside countries now is: What to do? How far should other nations go to stop the violence? Does the long history of colonialism limit the options of Western countries?