Friday, May 20, 2011

Daily Headlines: May 20, 2011

* Dominican Republic: Areas of the capital city of Santo Domingo are under high health alert due to a spike in new cholera cases.

* Guatemala: Authorities identified approximately 1300 people who were exploited in secret syphilis experiments conducted by U.S. researchers in the 1940s.

* Argentina: A U.S. appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing Daimler of participating in the tortures and deaths of Argentine Mercedes-Benz workers during the Dirty War dictatorship.

* Ecuador: Electoral officials confirmed that voters approved all ten government-backed measures in a May 7 referendum.

Image – AFP via BBC News (Dominican officials tightened immigration controls partly due to a cholera outbreak that struck neighboring Haiti last year).
Online Sources- Fox News Latino, CBS News, Reuters, MSNBC

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