Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Daily Headlines: March 7, 2012
* 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, swissinfo.ch