Thursday, March 1, 2012
Daily Headlines: March 1, 2012
* Latin America: Lio Messi scored his first international hat trick in Argentina's win over Switzerland, while Jose Pekerman enjoyed a great debut as Colombia coach with a 2-0 victory over Mexico.
* Cuba: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that imprisonment of contractor Alan Gross in Cuba is “deplorable” and said that she will not make any concessions in order to free him.
* Puerto Rico: Hundreds of protestors demonstrated in San Juan earlier this month and expressed their opposition to a commonwealth government-backed natural gas pipeline project.
* Venezuela: “Here I go, soaring like the condor,” said President Hugo Chavez via Twitter regarding his recovery from surgery in Havana.
Video Source – YouTube via TVPublicaArgentina
Online Sources- Global Voices Online, swissinfo, SI.com, Fox News Latino, Huffington Post