Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekend Headlines: August 20-21, 2011

* Central America: Officials in Honduras and Guatemala are closely monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Harvey, which reached the coast of Belize earlier today.

* Latin America: The Venezuelan and Cuban governments blasted a U.S. State Department placing them on a blacklist of state-sponsored terrorism.

* Chile: The government officially recognized 9800 more victims of the dictatorship of the late strongman Augusto Pinochet.

* Nicaragua: The country’s Roman Catholic archdiocese is butting heads with President Daniel Ortega’s use of spiritual rhetoric during his reelection campaign.

* Argentina: As part of a new and “ambitious” antidrug program the state is expected to increase spending on defense.

* Cuba: A spokesperson for the Ladies in White dissident group claimed that government supporters recently harassed and assaulted them in Havana.

Image – AP via CBC News (“This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday shows clouds near Honduras associated with Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves steadily toward Belize.”)
Online Sources-, UPI, AP, MSNBC, Voice of America, PRESS TV, Reuters

1 comment:

Oscar said...

Bishop Mata, as far as I know, is not archbishop but the bishop of Esteli. Thus, the archdiocese is not butting heads with Ortega.