Friday, February 4, 2011
Daily Headlines: February 4, 2011
* Haiti: The country’s electoral commission ruled against permitting government-backed candidate Jude Celestin to participate in next month’s second round of presidential elections.
* Colombia: A U.S. appeals court reopened a lawsuit alleging that the Drummond mining firm hired paramilitaries to kill three Colombian union activists.
* Chile: Energy could soon be rationed due to a variety of factors including a dry spell causing decreased hydroelectric output.
* Venezuela: The number of cholera cases in Venezuela has increased to 239 though there has yet to be a reported fatality.
Video Source – Reuters (Ex-first lady Mirlande Manigat will face musician Michel Martelly in the March 16th runoff election for the Haitian presidency).
Online Sources- CNN, Reuters, ABC News, Xinhua