Friday, October 21, 2011

Daily Headlines: October 21, 2011

* Guatemala: President Alvaro Colom formally apologized to the family of Jacobo Arbenz, a former president who was ousted in a 1954 CIA-backed coup.

* Haiti: Plans are underway in order to apply cholera vaccinations to an estimated 100,000 Haitians.

* Central America: At least 105 people have died in Central America after approximately ten consecutive days of heavy rainfall.

* Mexico: Officials in the U.S. and Mexico will cooperate in order to make improvements to an “earthquake monitoring system” along the border region.

Video Source – YouTube user misterpucho (“Extract from "The century of the self" by Adam Curtis. Story behind the coup d'etat which toppled elected president Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. The film explains how Edward Bernays, recruited by United Fruits, created the conditions for a government intervention. Mass media were successfully used for manipulating the public and generating consensus around a military action involving the CIA.”)

Online Sources- BBC News, USA TODAY, ABC News, NPR

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