Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Headlines: October 1-2, 2011

* Haiti: The U.N.’s top humanitarian official said that "much more needs to be done" in order to help Haitians still suffering after several disasters including last year’s major earthquake.

* Ecuador: Several thousand people marched in Quito yesterday as a show of solidarity for President Rafael Correa on the one-year anniversary of an attempted coup against him.

* Argentina: A report by retired British generals warned that the Falklands Islands are a "plum ripe for the picking" should Argentina contest their sovereignty.

* Mexico: A pact to combat violence was signed at the end of this year's conference of U.S. and Mexican border state governors despite New Mexico’s Susana Martinez serving as the only U.S. governor attending the meeting.

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Online Sources- News24, The Latin Americanist, AFP, The Guardian, Reuters

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