Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 8, 2011

* U.S.: Military trials at the Guantanamo prison will resume after a two-year hiatus according to a decision made by the White House yesterday.

* Ecuador: A U.S. federal judge extended his temporary order preventing Chevron from paying a multibillion-dollar verdict in an Ecuadorian environmental damages case.

* Latin America: A study conducted in seven countries including Mexico and Colombia found that diabetes cases often go undiagnosed or are poorly treated.

* Peru: The prestigious Dakar Rally, which for its past three editions has been held in Argentina and Chile, could be expanded to Peru for 2012.

Image – Mark Wilson/Getty Images via The Guardian (“Barack Obama had promised to close Guantánamo within a year of taking office in January 2009.”)
Online Sources- Living in Peru, BusinessWeek, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Latin Americanist

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