Friday, August 12, 2011

Daily Headlines: August 12, 2011

* Guatemala: Police detained two men suspected of taking part in a 1982 civil war massacre of 268 mostly indigenous villagers.

* Mexico: Authorities captured Oscar Garcia, a former Marine who allegedly carried out or ordered over 600 murders on behalf of drug gangs.

* Peru: The Supreme Court rejected a legal challenge by disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori to overturn his 25-year prison sentence for human rights violations.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez claimed that his chemotherapy in Cuba was going well and added that he “will be back in Venezuela soon.”

Image – AP via (“A woman celebrates outside the court at the end of a trial in Guatemala City” last week.)
Online Sources- BBC News, Reuters, MSNBC, Bloomberg

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