Saturday, April 14, 2012
Weekend Headlines: April 14-15, 2012
* Argentina: Ex-military strongman Jorge Videla admitted that as many as 8000 people were killed by the state during the “Dirty War” era and coldheartedly justified such deaths as “the price we had to pay to win the war against subversion.”
* Haiti: A former Dominican military officer has been accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow Haitian President Michel Martelly.
* Cuba: Ten former Cuban political prisoners currently residing in Spain have gone on a hunger strike in order to seek additional government assistance.
* Panama: The head of the Panama Canal Authority admitted that the expansion of the shipping canal might not be done in time for its 2014 deadline.
* Colombia: Economist and professor Jose Antonio Ocampo retired his campaign to become the next World Bank president.
* Guatemala: President Otto Perez said that he is “willing” to expedite 350 adoptions by U.S. couples that were being processed before Guatemala suspended adoptions by foreigners five years ago.
Image Source – Flickr via Exeterfredly (CC BY 2.0)
Online Sources- Buenos Aires Herald, Defend Haiti, LAHT, MSNBC, BBC News, Boston.com