Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend Headlines: August 28-29, 2010

* Brazil: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light for the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in the Amazon region despite protests from some indigenous groups and environmentalists.

* Haiti: Wyclef Jean may’ve been barred from running for the Haitian presidency yet that hasn’t stopped the singer from blasting the government including current leader Rene Preval.

* Puerto Rico: Could the coastal city of Fajardo become “the Hollywood of the Caribbean?”

* Argentina: Soccer midfielder Javier Mascherano will reportedly sign a four-year deal to leave Liverpool and play for Barcelona.

Image – BBC News (“The proposal to build a dam on the Xingu river has long been a source of controversy.”)
Online Sources- Vancouver Sun, AP, AFP, The Latin Americanist, LAHT

1 comment:

Rafinha said...

The article on the Belo Monte dam has a very clear negative bias. It goes to show how international media react when the Amazon countries use the forest area, not to furnish resources to multinational drug companies, but to their own development.