Monday, July 19, 2010

Daily Headlines: July 19, 2010

* Cuba: A former State Department worker was sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of spying for Cuba.

* U.S.: As many as ten Utah state government workers could have been behind a blacklist of over 1300 mostly Latino residents that contained personal information and alleged that they were undocumented immigrants.

* Argentina: Argentina raised tariffs on several Brazilian goods, which may reportedly bring tension to trade talks between the E.U. and Mercosur bloc.

* Guatemala: Sen. John Kerry urged U.S. immigration officials to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to Guatemalans hurt by natural disasters days after the TPS deadlines was extended for Salvadorans and Haitians.

Image – MSNBC (“Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Michael Harvey, center, argues against the release of Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, right, in this artist's rendition of a June 10, 2009, detention hearing.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, Xinhua,, UPI,

1 comment:

JJ said...

Just a minor note: there is no such thing as "life in jail". By definition, "jail" is one year or less, whereas "prison" is one year or longer.