Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Daily Headlines: March 7, 2012

Gabriel Garcia Marquez plaque, Paris
* Latin America: The 85th birthday of famed Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was celebrated yesterday throughout the Americas including the launching of “100 Years of Solitude” as an e-book.

* Brazil: Environmental group Greenpeace warned that “deficiencies” in a Brazilian nuclear power plant currently undergoing construction could cause “a new Fukushima” to occur.

* Cuba: Researchers in Cuba will soon start clinical trials of an HIV vaccine on a group of thirty patents.

* Colombia: A criminal complaint was filed in a Swiss court against Nestle alleging that the food giant “failed to take preventative measures” in the 2005 murder of a Colombian employee.

Image Source – Flickr via J’Roo (Plaque honoring Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Paris, France). (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- LAHT, CNN, Sky News,

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