Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Daily Headlines: January 19, 2011

* Mexico: Police arrested the founder of the Zetas drug gang and accused him of controlling drug and migrant smuggling routes from southern Mexico.

* Bolivia: According to reports the U.S. will formally object to Bolivian plans to end the global ban on coca leaf chewing.

* Chile: An agreement was reached to end protests over a planned 17% gas price hike in Chile’s southernmost region.

* Cuba: Work is set to begin on the laying of undersea fiber optic cable between Venezuela and Cuba, thus circumventing U.S. sanctions on the island.

Image – PRESS TV (“Flavio Mendez Santiago, founding member of the Zetas drug cartel, was arrested in southern Mexico on Monday, January 17, 2011.”)
Online Sources- Al Jazeera English, Reuters, Canadian Press, BBC News

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