Monday, October 24, 2011
Daily Headlines: October 24, 2011
* Cuba: A Freedom House report concluded that economic reforms announced by the government last year represented the “most significant positive change to have taken place in Cuba since communism was introduced half a century ago.”
* Bolivia: President Evo Morales gave in to demands from indigenous protesters and dropped the plans for the construction of a highway through a national park.
* Latin America: U.S. President Barack Obama signed a trio of free trade agreements including deals with Panama and Colombia.
* Uruguay: Tobacco giant Philip Morris blamed strong anti-smoking laws in its decision to close its plant in Uruguay.
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Online Sources- Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Xinhua, Reuters