Friday, March 9, 2012
Daily Headlines: March 9, 2012
* Cuba: Scientists in Cuba outlined their plans to create a vaccine against dengue fever that has so far showed promising results in animal trials.
* Mexico: While Texan authorities issued a warning against traveling to Mexico during the upcoming college spring break season, Mexican tourism officials believe that the number of visitors from Canada will continue to significantly grow.
* Ecuador: Several hundred indigenous protesters began yesterday a two-week march to protest against government-backed “large-scale mining projects.”
* Latin America: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden rejected the notion that Iran’s influence in Latin America poses a “hemispheric threat” to the U.S.
Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR (Paraguayan health officials have been on high alert since February after at least two people died this year due to a dengue fever outbreak).
Online Sources- Fox News Latino, BBC News, Reuters, CBC News, CNN