Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Headlines: November 27-28, 2010

* Brazil: Police have allegedly surrounded a group of drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro favela after nearly one week of intense fighting and violence.

* Mexico: Did kidnappers safely release former presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos as a Mexican newspaper claimed this morning?

* Latin America: Ecuador and Colombia agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties after two years of broken relations due to a controversial military raid on a guerilla camp.

* Haiti: The country’s presidential campaigns head into the homestretch amid reports of violence and mounting tensions.

* Costa Rica: Ex-president Oscar Arias may have to stand trial over alleged irregularities in a major mine concession.

* South America: England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup may’ve suffered a heavy blow after South America’s soccer federation publicly backed the joint bid from Spain and Portugal.

Video Source – BBC News via YouTube
Online Sources- BBC News, MSNBC, Voice of America,, ESPN Soccernet, CNN

1 comment:

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