Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Daily Headlines: November 8, 2011
* Guatemala: President-elect Otto Perez Molina vowed that he would deliver on his campaign promise to crackdown on drug violence and gang-related crimes.
* Bolivia: Representatives of Bolivia and the U.S. agreed to resume full diplomatic ties three years after the U.S. ambassador was expelled from the Andean nation.
* Peru: The government extended a state of emergency in four departments that are a “coca-growing stronghold” for the Shining Path guerillas.
* Latin America: According to a New York Times report U.S. counternarcotics officials secretly deployed “commando-style squads” in Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Belize.
Image – Via Flickr user spotreporting (Voter filling out her ballot during last September’s elections in Guatemala. Former general Otto Perez Molina was declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election). (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Online Sources- CNN, Xinhua, The Latin Americanist, InSight, AFP