Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Daily Headlines: October 13, 2010

* Latin America: According to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace Latin American countries are increasing their use of wind power as an energy source.

* El Salvador: President Mauricio Funes apologized to indigenous communities for the "persecution (and) the extermination of which they were victims” since encountering the first European explorers over five centuries ago.

* Colombia: Colombia will join Brazil as the two Latin American and Caribbean countries to hold temporary seats on the U.N. Security Council.

* U.S.: Lastly, the tale of a woman of Mexican background who became a U.S. citizen 101 years after she came to the U.S. as a newborn baby.

Image – The Guardian (“A prototype Hywind floating wind turbine” placed off the British coast).
Online Sources- LAHT, Voice of America, Reuters, Time

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