Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Daily Headlines: August 11, 2010

* Cuba: Jury selection began yesterday in the military trial of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr of Canada.

* Latin America: Mexico's top tribunal ruled that same-sex marriages in Mexico City must be recognized nationwide while Costa Rica's Constitutional Court blocked holding a referendum on gay civil unions.

* Dominican Republic: Over 30,000 truck drivers staged a 24-hour strike in order to protest the proposed increase to the fuel tax.

* Haiti: Former U.S. President George W. Bush traveled to Haiti and touted a $500,000 grant for thousands of mango farmers.

Image – CBC (“This courtroom sketch shows Canadian Omar Khadr sitting through jury selection at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Tuesday. The sketch was reviewed by the U.S. military”).
Online Sources- Al Jazeera English, ABC News, BusinessWeek, BBC News, MSNBC

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