Thursday, May 19, 2011

Daily Headlines: May 19, 2011

* Haiti: The Department of Homeland Security announced that not only will it extend the Temporary Protected Status deadline for Haitians who left the country after the January 2010 earthquake but also make it easier to apply for that program.

* Peru: Energy and Mining Minister Pedro Sanchez admitted that Peru would continue its “business-friendly” policies regardless of whether Ollanta Humala or Keiko Fujimori wins the presidency.

* Latin America: Nearly half of children in Latin America live in poverty according to a joint report from two U.N. agencies.

* Cuba: The U.S. Supreme Court could take up a case against a Florida law that severely restricts academic travel to Cuba.

Image – AFP (“Haitians stand in front of the main US Immigration office building as they watch others protest in Miami.”)
Online Sources- New York Daily News, Reuters, People’s Daily Online, Miami Herald

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