Monday, August 2, 2010

Daily Headlines: August 2, 2010

* Latin America: Several gay couples in Argentina were wed on Friday under the country’s recently passed same-sex marriage law while a Chilean senator said yesterday that he will soon introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage.

* Brazil: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has offered to grant asylum to an Iranian woman sentenced to execution by stoning for her supposed adultery.

* Nicaragua: A U.S. judge overturned a $2.4 million verdict in favor of Nicaraguan workers who claimed they were poisoned by pesticides at plantations run by Dole Foods.

* Ecuador: A verdict in the multibillion-dollar environmental damages case against Chevron may not be reached until next year according to remarks made by the trial’s judge to Reuters.

Image – Foreign Policy (Protests for and against Argentina’s gay marriage proposal took place in the weeks leading to the bill’s approval in the legislature).
Online Sources- Reuters, CNN, Buenos Aires Herald, The Guardian

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