Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daily Headlines: August 12, 2010

* Latin America: The Argentine campaign to push Iran for the extradition of several suspects behind the 1994 AMIA bombing received a key ally yesterday, while Brazil continues to back granting asylum for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning.

* Peru: Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango could run for president as part of a newly organized Amerindian political party.

* Bolivia: Residents of the mineral rich Potosi region have reportedly “paralyzed” the country’s mining industry after several days of protests against the government.

* Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo has been ordered to take yet another paternity test.

Image – El Colombiano (86 people died in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires).
Online Sources- AFP, Reuters, BBC News, Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post

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