Before we get to today’s headlines I would like to take a moment to apologize for the absence of posts on Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately this week I have been hit hard by a terrible cold and bronchitis, which meant that blogging had to take a back seat. Posting for the remainder of this week will be light and hopefully we can resume a normal schedule next week. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you very much for reading this blog.
* Argentina: Luis Scola’s 37 points helped push Argentina into the quarterfinals of the World Basketball Championship with a 93-89 win over Brazil.
* Guatemala: A trio of former soldiers will go on trial after having been accused of participating in the bloody Dos Erres massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.
* Venezuela: With less than three weeks to go before legislative elections President Hugo Chavez claimed that his rivals allegedly sabotaged Venezuela’s power grid.
* El Salvador: In order to combat gang-related violence Salvadoran legislators backed a bill banning membership in street gangs.
Image – The Telegraph
Online Sources- Canadian Press, Reuters, MSNBC, AP, The Latin Americanist