Monday, May 17, 2010

Daily Headlines: May 17, 2010

* Argentina: The new British government under Prime Minister David Cameron rejected Argentina’s request to stop oil exploration in the waters around the Falklands Islands.

* Cuba: An appellate court overturned the verdict against blogger and journalist Dania Garcia who had originally been sentenced to 20 months in jail for “abuse of authority.

* Venezuela: Authorities raided four foreign currency exchange offices that were accused of illegally selling dollars.

* Latin America: The Stockholm Peace Research Institute criticized the “arms race” occurring in Latin America and has called for greater transparency in weapons deals.

Image – Reuters (“The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig floats tethered to the sea floor just three days after beginning its second exploration well a little more than 100 km (62 miles) offshore from the Falkland Islands, April 19, 2010.”)
Online Sources- UPI, BBC News, Reuters, AFP, The Latin Americanist

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