Friday, March 18, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 18, 2011

* Colombia: Colombia’s refugee crisis worsened with the displacement this month of over 800 mostly Afro-Colombian residents originally from the Pacific coast.

* Venezuela: One fatality has been reported as a result of a “resurgence” of the swine flu in Venezuela.

* Guatemala: A class action lawsuit was filed against the U.S. government in the name of a group of Guatemalans secretly infected with syphilis in the 1940s.

* Brazil: A French court has charged airplane manufacturer Airbus with manslaughter over the 2009 crash of Air France flight 447 off the Brazilian coast.

Image – AFP Photo / Inaldo Perez via Russia Today (Colombia has the world’s second-largest population of internal refugees).
Online Sources- CBS News, CNN, LAHT, Bloomberg

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