Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daily Headlines: January 20, 2011

* Haiti: Does it make any sense that former tyrant Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was permitted to return to Haiti but authorities have thus far rejected issuing a passport to ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide?

* Brazil: The country’s oil fields may hold twice as much oil as initially predicted according to research by a former Petrobras geologist.

* Mexico: Police arrested a Mexican man suspected of having been involved in the January 2010 shooting of Paraguayan soccer star Salvador Cabanas.

* Ecuador: President Rafael Correa submitted a number of economic and political reforms that could be listed on a possible constitutional referendum.

Image – Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian (“Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier and his partner, Veronique Roy, leave court.”)
Online Sources- AFP, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, CNN,

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