Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 25, 2012

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* Dominican Republic: A delegation from the U.S. Department of Labor will reportedly look into accusations of child labor and abuses of Dominican sugar workers.

* Latin America: A gunned down Brazilian newspaper reporter became the fourth journalist killed in that country this year, while Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli publicly apologized for calling a local reporter a drug addict.

* Mexico: Approximately half of state prosecuting authorities will not investigate allegations of $24 million in bribes paid by Wal-Mart’s Mexican division.

* Paraguay: After years of delays 2005 court decision to return ancestral lands to the indigenous Yakye Axa community is supposedly being implemented.

Image Source – Flickr via ruurmo (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- MSNBC, USA TODAY, LAHT, Chicago Tribune, Deutsche Welle

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