Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weekend Headlines: July 4, 2010

* Mexico: An IBM study concluded that the traffic in Mexico City and Beijing is the worst among twenty major cities worldwide.

* Peru: Scientists recovered the fossil of a massive prehistoric whale that existed over twelve million years ago.

* Chile: According to recently declassified documents the CIA was involved in the assassination of one of Salvador Allende’s closest supporters in 1971.

* Argentina: In a unique tit-for-tat, visiting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad pledged to support Argentina’s claims to the Falklands in exchange for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s backing of Syria’s claims to the Golan Heights.

Image – CNN (Traffic in Mexico City).
Online Sources- MSNBC, The Latin Americanist, Washington Post, AFP, Reuters

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