Saturday, August 14, 2010

Weekend Headlines: August 14-15, 2010

* Uruguay: Recently declassified papers showed that in 1970 then-U.S. President Richard Nixon wanted Uruguay’s government to issue death threats against the Tupamaro guerillas.

* Bolivia: The government started negotiating with demonstrators on Saturday in order to find a solution to protests that have hurt the country’s mining industry.

* Haiti: Researchers believe that the massive earthquake that shook Haiti in January was caused by a previously unknown fault.

* Mexico: President Barack Obama signed into law a $600 million border security bill that focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border and was opposed by some Indian tech firms.

Image – (Image of “Earth President” Richard Nixon from the animated series “Futurama.”)
Online Sources- NPR, Voice of America, CBC, The Latin Americanist

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