Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Daily Headlines: August 19, 2008

* Brazil: Police recovered a missing Pablo Picasso print that had been nicked from a Sao Paulo art museum in June.

* Paraguay: Ache tribal chief Margarita Mbywangi was selected by newly-inaugurated leader Fernando Lugo to be Paraguay’s minister for indigenous affairs.

* Puerto Rico: Trial proceedings started against three people accused of illegally disposing of pets by tossing them off a bridge and killing them.

* Colombia: For once, Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and Human Rights Watch can agree on something: to condemn the FARC guerillas for allegedly detonating a deadly bomb during a local street festival.

Image- Associated Press (“The Picasso print entitled "Minotaur, Drinker and Women" is shown to the press during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Monday Aug.18, 2008. Police recovered the print, the last of four artworks that were stolen from Sao Paulo's Estacao Pinacoteca Museum last June. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)”)

Sources- Human Rights Watch, Reuters, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, MSNBC, Xinhua

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