Thursday, April 21, 2011

Daily Headlines: April 21, 2011

* Peru: A study released this week concluded that the soaring price of gold has led to an increase of deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest region of Madre de Dios.

* Guatemala: Officials warned that the country is facing a nationwide “nutritional risk alert” since tens of thousands of impoverished Guatemalans suffer from malnutrition.

* Haiti: Now it’s official - Michel Martelly was officially declared as Haiti’s president-elect.

* Ecuador: A court threw out a lawsuit by a “prominent” law firm alleging that Chevron engaged in a “smear campaign” related to a multibillion dollar environmental damages lawsuit in Ecuador.

Image – Reuters via (“View of an illegal gold mining camp, near the Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado.”)
Online Sources- Monsters and Critics, Reuters, LAHT, MSNBC

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