Thursday, July 8, 2010

Daily Headlines: July 8, 2010

* Nicaragua: In the latest chapter in the legal war between Dole and Nicaraguan plantation workers, an attorney for the laborers claimed that the food company bribed witnesses in exchange for favorable testimony.

* Latin America: Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua are among the countries most at risk economically from natural disasters according to a study by a British consulting firm.

* Costa Rica: President Laura Chinchilla has come under fire for authorizing U.S. warships and Marines to be in Costa Rican waters.

* Mexico: Mexico City officials claimed there have been at least 271 gay marriages since it became legalized over four months ago.

Image – (Still taken from “Bananas*!”, a documentary that alleges that Dole used dangerous pesticides around Nicaraguan laborers.)
Online Sources- AP,, MSNBC, Reuters

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