Monday, March 19, 2007

Daily headlines: March 19, 2007

* Mexico and the U.S. aren’t the only two countries embroiled in a debate over a border barrier; Brazil’s government will build a wall along a three kilometer section of its border with Paraguay.

* Political commentator Andrew Sullivan observes how U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney flip-flopped on his views on immigration.

* Chilean bloggers assess President Michelle Bachelet’s first year in power.

* Mexico’s state-run oil company- PEMEX- is in “critical” condition according to the company’s chief executive.

* The Vatican confirmed Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Brazil in May.

* OPEC’s president opened the doors for Ecuador to return to the oil cartel.

* Cuban poet Fina Garcia Marruz was awarded with the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Award.

* The government of Panama will pay a multi-million dollar compensation to families of victims who died after ingesting contaminated medicine.

Links- The Latin Americanist, Upside Down World, Andrew Sullivan, Global Voices Online, UPI, International Herald Tribune, Prensa Latina, Washington Post, CNN


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