Saturday, April 23, 2011

Weekend Headlines: April 23-24, 2011

* Haiti: Eyebrows were raised among U.S. diplomats and the U.N. after eighteen legislative candidates including sixteen from the ruling Unity party apparently received a surge in votes.

* Ecuador: According to a recent poll most Ecuadorians would back President Rafael Correa’s major judicial reforms that will be up for a vote in a referendum next month.

* El Salvador: The U.S. deportation trial of an ex-Salvadoran defense minister accused of condoning human rights abuses during the 1980s was postponed until May.

* Mexico: The U.S. State Department expanded its travel warning on Mexico and advised against “nonessential travel” to parts of five states.

Image – Getty Images via BBC News (Last February, Unity party presidential candidate Jude Celestin was disqualified due to reports of electoral fraud in the first round of voting).
Online Sources-, Reuters, MSNBC,

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