Friday, March 4, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 4, 2011

* Brazil: A court rejected another tribunal decision and gave permission for construction to start on a massive dam in the Brazilian rainforest.

* Uruguay: The government rejected allegations uncovered by Wikileaks claiming that officials are involved in a clandestine arms trafficking network between Uruguay, Venezuela and Iran.

* Chile: According to a congressional report the owners of the San Jose mine are mainly to blame for the mine’s collapse last year that trapped 33 workers for over two months.

* Bolivia: President Evo Morales said that he would not permit U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration back into Bolivia after they were expelled in 2008.

Image – Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images via The Guadian (“The region along the Xingu river which will be affected by the Belo Monte dam.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, AHN, The Globe and Mail, People’s Daily Online

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