Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Daily Headlines: July 13, 2011

* Mexico: The country’s Supreme Court ruled that members of the military accused of human rights abuses can be tried in civilian courts.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez said that he might undergo radiation therapy and chemotherapy as part of his cancer treatment.

* Chile: In the latest breakthrough for gay rights in Latin America, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said that he would consider the legalizing of same-sex civil unions.

* Colombia: One of the world’s worst serial killers, Luis Alfredo Garavito, could be extradited to Ecuador and stand trial for murdering children.

Image – Reuters via BBC News (“Soldiers have increasingly taken on policing duties in parts of Mexico.”)
Online Sources- Los Angeles Times, CNN, GlobalPost, Colombia Reports

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