Thursday, March 22, 2007

Daily headlines: March 22, 2007

* Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori blamed the country’s armed forces for crimes against humanity committing during his decade-long regime.

* Latin American economies are expected to grow by nearly 5% according to a U.N. economic official.

* A diplomatic dispute has grown between Cuba and Sweden which stemmed from remarks by the Swedish Foreign Minister condemning Cuba’ poor human rights record.

* An Argentine federal judge ordered former de facto leader Reynaldo Bignone to face prosecution on charges of human rights abuses.

* The Panama Canal Authority will most likely refuse shippers’ request to gradually phase in toll increases.

Links- International Herald Tribune, Journal Peru, Reuters, Bloomberg, Xinhua

Image- (Peruvian protest against Alberto Fujimori)

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