Monday, June 14, 2010

Daily Headlines: June 14, 2010

* Cuba: A paraplegic dissident was freed from jail on Saturday and vowed to “press on in the struggle…until we achieve freedom and democracy for the Cuban people."

* Colombia: According to President Alvaro Uribe two hostages held by rebels since 1998 were rescued in a military operation.

* Venezuela: An arrest warrant has been issued against the president of the Globovision TV network who also happens to be a strong critic of President Hugo Chavez.

* Guatemala: The country’s constitutional court removed Conrado Reyes from the attorney general’s post due to accusations of corruption and ties to drug traffickers.

Image – ABC News (“Ariel Sigler, an ailing political prisoner, is helped by paramedics after been released from a hospital where he was being held prisoner in Pedro Betancourt, Cuba, Saturday, June 12, 2010. Roman Catholic leaders announced Friday that Cuban authorities agreed to free Sigler and transfer six others to jails nearer their homes.”)
Online Sources- CNN, UPI, AFP, Reuters

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