Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daily Headlines: September 20, 2011

* Guatemala: At least three people died as a result of several earthquakes that shook Guatemala yesterday.

* Ecuador: Chevron may have no other choice but to pay $18 billion to Ecuadorian plaintiffs in an environmental damages case.

* Paraguay: The Paraguayan economy could be hit with a severe blow after officials suspended beef exports due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

* Haiti: Five Uruguayan sailors have been detained after being accused of sexually abusing a Haitian man during their time as U.N. peacekeepers.

Image – AP via CSMonitor.com (“Residents look on inside their damaged house after an earthquake in Cuilapa, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Four earthquakes struck the southeastern part of Guatemala in less than two hours Monday afternoon.”)

Online Sources- Xinhua, Reuters, Voice of America

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