Monday, October 17, 2011

Daily Headlines: October 17, 2011

Swine flu [Monterrey - Mexico]
* Nicaragua: According to Nicaraguan health officials at least 32 people have been infected with a new outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus.

* U.S.: At a Tea Party rally over the weekend presidential hopeful Herman Cain proposed building an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez threatened that planes suspected of transporting illegal drugs could be shot down by the Venezuelan military.

* Cuba: Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon called for the end to the decades-old U.S. economic embargo on Cuba.

Image – Via Flickr user Guerry (The 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus first appeared in Mexico).

Online Sources- Solvision, Press TV, New York Times, MSNBC

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