Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daily Headlines: November 10, 2010

* Mexico: According to a Department of Justice report there are “significant weaknesses” in a U.S. program designed to stem the illegal arms flow to Mexico.

* Haiti: Health officials suspect that a Haitian cholera outbreak, which was first noticed last month, has spread into the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

* Venezuela: The country’s legislature approved an initiative to build and operate a nuclear power plant with Russian assistance.

* Argentina: Former “Dirty War” military junta leader Emilio Massera died while under house arrest for human rights violations.

Image – Reuters (“Mexican federal police present two suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel and weapons confiscated during their capture at a news conference at the federal police center in Mexico City October 22, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Mexican Federal Police/Handout.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Xinhua, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Voice of America


Anonymous said...

The problem with illegal arms flow from the USA to Mexico is not that it is fueling the narco wars, even if an effective ban was put in place, a capital rich international smuggling organization such as the Mexican cartels can find all the firepower they want in the world arms market.

The problem that the US arms smuggling represents to the Mexican government is that they have spent the last 100 years un arming the populace in order to prevent another revolucion, or in other words, preventing the citizens from exercising their democratic rights.

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