Friday, January 27, 2012
Daily Headlines: January 27, 2012
* Guatemala: A judge ruled that there is enough evidence to try ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity during his rule thirty years ago.
* South America: A Brazilian prosecutor will reportedly file criminal charges against Chevron regarding a November 2011 oil spill while a U.S. federal appeals court threw out an injunction seeking to block enforcement of an $18 billion ruling against the oil giant in Ecuador.
* Cuba: Construction could begin as early as this weekend of a deep-sea oil drilling rig off the Cuban coast that has raised concerns among some U.S. politicos.
* Paraguay: According to a Paraguayan environmental group deforestation in the Chaco region increased by 23% last year compared to 2010.
Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English
Online Sources- CNN, Reuters, Bloomberg, Sun-Sentinel.com, Latinamerican Press