Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily Headlines: January 21, 2011

* Bolivia: A report in Der Speigel claimed that the late Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie served as a West German secret agent while hiding in Bolivia after World War II.

* Latin America: According to the International Labor Organization unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell last year but did very little to alleviate poverty throughout the region.

* Chile: Several large mining firms agreed to pay an increase in royalties with the aim of helping coastal areas rebuild from last year's earthquake.

* Colombia: Renown artist Fernando Botero announced that his newest work will open this November and will feature "without satire" the Stations of the Cross.

Image - European Jewish Press ("In the early 1970s French Nazi-hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld tracked Klaus Barbie down and France succeeded in extraditing him in 1983. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 and died in jail in 1991.")
Online Sources - Bloomberg, France24, UPI, Der Spiegel

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