Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Daily Headlines: May 4, 2010

* Latin America: Peru, Colombia, and Chile are three of the fourteen countries that will take part in this summer’s Rim of the Pacific military exercises.

* Cuba: With the help of the local Catholic Church dissident group the Ladies In White were permitted by officials to continue their weekly Sunday protests.

* Bolivia: The government nationalized four electricity firms to go along with the 2006 takeover of the hydrocarbon sector.

* Brazil: The Brazilian Supreme Court voted against modifying a 1979 amnesty law that has protected officials from the country’s previous military dictatorship.

Image – Guardian UK (Soldiers guard the streets of Talcahuano, in southern Chile, after (February’s) earthquake.”)
Online Sources- UPI, New York Times, Guardian UK, MSNBC

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