Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekend Headlines: June 5-6, 2010

* Costa Rica: The government has forced the shutdown of the country’s largest stem cell treatment clinic after claiming that such therapy doesn’t work.

* U.S.: According to a Pew Research Center report mixed marriages in the U.S. have reached an all-time high partly due to immigration from Latin America.

* Brazil: After being separated for nearly three years a gay Brazilian man reunited with his husband in Massachusetts.

* Panama: Judicial authorities have requested that France extradite ex-ruler Manuel Noriega to Panama where he awaits trial.

Image – The Guardian
Online Sources – AFP, AP, New York Times, MSNBC


Tambopaxi said...

CR: The Catholic church at its enlightened work once again...

Erwin C. said...

Actually none of the articles I've read- be they from the int'l or domestic press- has commented on any role the Church has had in the Health Ministry's decision. This is not to say that the Church doesn't have its influence in Costa Rican politics but it's hard to say if they had any influence on the government's decision.