Saturday, June 26, 2010

Weekend Headlines: June 26-27, 2010

* Brazil: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised $300 million in emergency aid to villagers whose towns were swept away by deadly floods.

* El Salvador: The U.S. and El Salvador pledged to share records of deportees as a move to combat gang violence.

* Latin America: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began yesterday his state visit of Latin America that will include stops in Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina.

* Guatemala: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights blasted the Guatemalan government over the 1981 disappearance and possible murder of a prominent indigenous rights activist.

Image – CBC (“A boy stands next to a damaged car after heavy flooding in Agua Preta in Brazil's Pernambuco state, Brazil, on Tuesday. Brazilian rescuers continue to search for 600 people declared missing.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Washington Post, AFP, LAHT

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