Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 30, 2011

* Cuba: After meeting with Cuban president Raul Castro yesterday former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to talk with dissidents today including blogger Yoani Sanchez and members of the Ladies in White.

* Central America: Diplomatic tensions between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the sovereignty of Calero Island appear to be waning as both countries signed a pact on Monday to combat narcotrafficking.

* Mexico: The Mexican and British governments vowed to strengthen economic ties including doubling bilateral trade by 2015.

* Ecuador: The head of state oil firm Petroamazonas said that the company is seeking $500 million in foreign financing for the stalled Bloque 31 project.

Image – AP via CBS News (“Former President Jimmy Carter, left, speaks with journalists as his wife Rosalynn looks on after visiting the Belen convent in Old Havana, Cuba, March 29, 2011. “)
Online Sources- Canadian Press, Reuters, Xinhua, The Latin Americanist, The Tico Times

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