Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Daily Headlines: May 2, 2012

* Bolivia: President Evo Morales announced yesterday that the government plans to seize control of the main power grid from a Spanish-owned company.

* Colombia: A woman claiming to belong to FARC called local reporters and said that the rebels were holding missing French journalist Romeo Langlois as a “prisoner of war.”

* El Salvador: The Church-negotiated truce between the MS-13 and Barrio 18 street gangs seemed to have paid dividends after officials reported a 58% decrease in homicides last month.

* Cuba: Will the Cuban government soon eliminate the “much-hated” exit visa and permit residents to travel freely?

Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR

Online Sources- Reuters, CNN, The Latin Americanist, InSight Crime, Fox News Latino

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