Friday, March 2, 2012
Daily Headlines: March 2, 2012
* Guatemala: A court ruled that former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt is not exempt from prosecution on charges of genocide related to his time in power thirty years ago.
* Haiti: Days after rallying on the anniversary of the 2004 coup against ex-president Jean Bertrand Aristide, one of his key supporters said that more anti-government protests will be held next week.
* Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rejected calling for the nationalization of Argentina’s biggest energy firm, which is owned by Spain’s Repsol.
* Brazil: Air accidents in Brazil increased by over forty percent last year according to new figures published by the air force.
Video Source – YouTube via euronews (Video from last January showed ex-Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt in court facing genocide charges).
Online Sources- CNBC.com, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNN, The Latin Americanist