Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daily Headlines: April 22, 2010

* Puerto Rico: The University of Puerto Rico will close for at least 48 hours after thousands of students went on strike to protest against academic changes and major budget cuts.

* U.S.: While one hate crime murder trial of an Ecuadorian immigrant ended on Long Island another one started in nearby Brooklyn.

* Brazil: The government awarded building rights to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam, which has been vehemently opposed by environmentalists and indigenous groups.

* Guatemala: The head of a U.N. commission on Guatemala has called on authorities to do more to combat widespread impunity.

Image – Claridad
Sources- BusinessWeek, New York Times, The Latin Americanist, United Nations, BBC News

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