Friday, March 25, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 25, 2011

* Uruguay: After reviewing the case of the daughter-in-law of Argentine poet Juan Gelman, the Inter-American Human Rights Court ruled that Uruguay should eliminate amnesty laws that protect former “dirty war” officials.

* Bolivia: Bolivia could take neighboring Chile to the international courts as part of the landlocked state’s ongoing dispute to regain access to the sea.

* Mexico: Mexican newspapers Reforma, La Jornada and Proceso did not sign on to a pact agreed upon by over forty media groups establishing guidelines on reporting on drug violence.

* Venezuela: A poll found that nearly half of respondents were either undecided or would not vote for President Hugo Chavez or the opposition.

Image – (Argentine poet Juan Gelman, seen here, believes that his daughter-in-law was kidnapped by Uruguayan officials in 1976 and taken to Argentina where she “disappeared.”)
Online Sources- MercoPress, CNN, The Latin Americanist, Voice of America, Canadian Press

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