Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 17, 2011

* South America: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff claimed that the 2014 World Cup will lead to the creation of 730,000 new jobs while Argentina and Uruguay might present a joint bid for the 2030 tournament.

* Honduras: Officials announced that embassies would be closed in five Latin American countries that refuse to recognize the government that came into power after the ouster of Manuel Zelaya.

* Cuba: The Catholic Church claimed that the Cuban government would release another political prisoner who has been behind bars for at least eight years.

* U.S.: A Los Angeles police oversight panel ruled that a police officer was justified in the controversial shooting death of a Guatemalan day laborer last September.

Image – BBC Sport (Argentina won the 1978 World Cup on home soil after beating the Netherlands in the championship game).
Online Sources- Xinhua, UPI, TVNZ,

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