Monday, February 13, 2012

Daily Headlines: February 13, 2012

Malvinas (Falklands) Memorial
* South America: While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Argentina and Britain to “avoid an escalation” in the dispute over the Falklands, Chilean officials denied “media rumors” claiming that they would consider a blockade of the disputed islands.

* Mexico: According to documents filed in a U.S. court, Mexican drug gangs paid $4.5 million in “political bribes” to figures in the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

* Brazil: Will France’s Dassault Aviation beat Boeing and Saab and win a major contract to refurbish the Brazilian air force?

* Haiti: A fifteen-member delegation of the U.N. Security Council is expected to arrive today in Haiti in order to observe reconstruction efforts over two years after a deadly earthquake shook the country.

Image Source – Flickr via wallygrom (Falklands War memorial in Ushuaia, Argentina). (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources-, Reuters, Voice of America, Miami Herald

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