Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Daily Headlines: June 10, 2008

* Peru: Just about everyone and their grandmother knows that Big Brown failed to win the Triple Crown, but did you know that the jockey of surprise Belmont Stakes winner Da’ Tara was a Peruvian named Alan Garcia? (No, not that Alan Garcia).

* Latin America: Could rising inflation throughout the region lead to a serious economic downturn?

* Nicaragua: U.S. diplomats aren’t too happy that a former Nicaragua foreign minister was elected to be the next U.N. General Assembly president.

* Bolivia: Thousands of marchers protested in front of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz over the alleged asylum given to a former right-wing minister and president.

Sources- Guardian UK, Press-Telegram, Living in Peru, Reuters, Monsters & Critics, MSNBC

Image- SignOnSanDiego.com (“Winning jockey Alan Garcia salutes after crossing the Belmont finish line aboard Da'Tara.”)

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