Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Daily Headlines: May 18, 2010

* Puerto Rico: After weeks of student-led protests the Rio Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico will be closed until July 31st.

* Honduras: Oswaldo Lopez Arellano- an ex-Air Force who led two separate bloody coups that killed hundreds- passed away at the age of 89.

* Argentina: Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri has been implicated in an illegal wiretap scandal that targeted politicos and business leaders.

* Latin America: Mexican officials are hoping to improve trade with Brazil by reducing all tariffs to zero.

Image – EFE (“Police try to take control of the University of Puerto Rico” last week.)
Online Sources- Bloomberg, LAHT, Latina Lista, UPI

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