Monday, May 3, 2010

Daily Headlines: May 3, 2010

* U.S.: Several recent studies have concluded that Latinos suffer from eye disorders such as blindness and cataracts more than other U.S. ethnic groups.

* Brazil: Nearly three weeks after a Brazilian rancher was convicted in the 2006 murder of nun/activist Dorothy Stang a jury sentenced a second rancher to nearly thirty years in jail.

* Puerto Rico: In a sign of the island’s weakened economy federal regulators closed and sold three Puerto Rican banks over the weekend.

* Costa Rica: Star striker Bryan Ruiz’ 24 goals helped FC Twente win the Dutch first division soccer title for the second time in franchise history.

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Online Sources- Los Angeles Times, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, MarketWatch, Guardian UK

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