Thursday, March 10, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 10, 2011

* Colombia: The family of a U.S. geologist killed in Colombia filed a lawsuit against Chiquita and accused the food company of hiring guerillas for security.

* Guatemala: Could Guatemala’s Sandra Torres de Colom follow in the footsteps of Argentine Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner by becoming the latest First Lady turned President?

* Haiti: With ten days to go until Haitians head to the voting booth the latest polls indicate that Michel Martelly has a slim lead over rival Mirlande Manigat.

* Mexico: Details have emerged over the agreement reached last week by presidents Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama that will allow Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S.

Image – Getty Images/Luis Acosta via CBS News (Chiquita had been previously sued for allegedly hiring illegal paramilitaries to act as security at their Colombian plantations).
Online Sources- Bloomberg, BBC News, Herald Sun, CNN, The Latin Americanist

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