Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Daily Headlines: May 1, 2012

* Argentina: A rally was held Monday night in Buenos Aires on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first protest held by the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group.

* Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos called on the FARC to free French journalist Romeo Langlois who has been missing since Saturday and is believed to have been kidnapped by the rebels.

* Chile: Work on the controversial El Morro copper mine project was suspended after the Supreme Court ruled against renewing its environmental permit.

* Venezuela: Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles and local human rights activists criticized President Hugo Chavez’ suggestion that Venezuela should withdraw from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Video Source – YouTube via TVPublicaArgentina

Online Sources- New American Media, CNN, The Latin Americanist, Reuters, CBS News

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