Thursday, March 22, 2012
Daily Headlines: March 22, 2012
* Colombia: At least thirty-three FARC rebels where killed as part of a Colombian military offensive days after the guerillas killed eleven army soldiers.
* Latin America: Reporters Without Borders warned against “hate, insults…and sometimes violence” against journalists covering the Venezuelan presidential race, while Salvadoran news website El Faro denounced threats from a local “organized crime network.”
* Brazil: Prosecutor Eduardo Santos de Oliveira filed criminal charges against Chevron and Transocean as a result of a growing oil leak off the Brazilian coast.
* Guatemala: A judge sentenced five former paramilitaries to 7710 years in prison for their role in the 1982 massacre of 256 indigenous villagers.
Image Source – Flickr via medea_material (“The ends do not justify the means” reads a poster unveiled at a 2008 Colombian anti-violence protest). (CC BY 2.0)
Online Sources- LAHT, Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Reuters, Herald Sun