Friday, April 13, 2012
Daily Headlines: April 13, 2012
* Mexico: According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico City, Mexican journalists and members of the media were targeted by a “record number” of attacks in March.
* Argentina: The Argentine government praised BP’s decision against offshore oil exploration near the Falklands though other British firms continue to go ahead with their projects.
* Haiti: Tens of thousands of Haitians received cholera vaccines yesterday as part of an initiative to prevent the spread of the disease that has killed over 7000 people since October 2010.
* Peru: Over 1500 troops and police have been deployed in order to search for at least three dozen energy company workers kidnapped in southern Peru this week.
Image Source – Flickr via Knight Foundation (In August 2010, “hundreds of Mexican journalists silently marched in downtown Mexico City in protest of the kidnappings, murder and violence against their peers throughout the country”.) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Online Sources- CNN, LAHT, The Latin Americanist, The New York Times, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas