Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weekend Headlines: February 5-6, 2011

* Cuba: Gradually improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba could quickly sour after prosecutors on the island said that they would seek a twenty year prison sentence against a U.S. citizen accused of spying.

* Panama: According to Panama's National Association Against Cancer approximately half of the country's 4,500 registered cancer patients die as a result of a late diagnosis.

* Chile: The Marcelo Bielsa "soap opera" seemed to have ended on Friday when he announced his resignation as the coach of Chile's national soccer team.

* Mexico: A U.N. report concluded that since 2006 over 1000 children have been killed in connection with the Mexican government's offensive against drug gangs.

Image Source - PRESS TV (Alan Gross, seen in this photo with his wife, has been detained in Cuba since December 2009 and accused of spying for the U.S. government. The State Department rejected the allegation and assured that he was an aid worker contracted by Washington).
Online Sources -, ABC News (Australia), LAHT, Xinhua, The Latin Americanist

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