Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Headlines: May 27-28, 2011

* Peru: Indigenous protesters continued their two-week protest against a Canadian firm’s plans for a silver mine in southern Peru.

* South America: Philip Morris filed a lawsuit in international court against Uruguay’s strict anti-smoking measures while British American Tobacco purchased Colombia’s second-largest tobacco company.

* Haiti: A draft report commissioned by the US Agency for International Development found that the death toll from a 2010 earthquake might have been between 46,000 and 85,000 instead of the estimated 250,000.

* Guatemala: Human rights groups including Amnesty International called on Guatemalan authorities to fully investigate the murder of a labor union official on Thursday.

Video Source – Al Jazeera English via YouTube
Online Sources- Amnesty International, Radio New Zealand, CBC News, The Telegraph, UPI

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