Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Headlines: January 27, 2011

* Haiti: Haiti’s ruling political party has reportedly withdrawn support for its presidential candidate, Jude Celestin, amidst strong allegations that the first round of elections was rigged.

* Argentina: According to the Argentine press the government will pay $9 billion to the Paris Club of major creditor nations.

* U.S.: A former Border Patrol agent claimed that he was fired due to his opinions on the “war on drugs.”

* Colombia: At least 21 workers died after an explosion ripped through an underground coal mine in northeastern Colombia.

Image – Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press via CBC (“Presidential candidate Jude Celestin, seen waving to supporters during a campaign rally in Port-au-Prince, has pulled out of Haiti's election race.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Reuters, Huffington Post, MSNBC

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