Friday, May 4, 2007

Daily Headlines: May 04, 2007

* Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori denied plans to seek political asylum in order to avoid trial for corruption charges.

* Cuba’s government placed additional restrictions on foreign travelers coming into the country according to the Miami Herald.

* Overcrowding and the lack of promised aid from the U.S. are hurting Haiti’s prisons, according to an audit by the US Agency for International Development.

* While Argentina has lost millions of tons of soybeans due to bad weather, the country’s corn industry is getting a big boost from drought-ridden South Africa.

* Rest in peace to Brazilian media magnate Octavio Frias de Oliveira who died on Sunday.

Links- CNN, Miami Herald, Caribbean Net News, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Los Angeles Times

Image- CNN

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