Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daily Headlines: May 8, 2012

* Colombia: A statement from the FARC guerrillas demanded “a broad-ranging debate about freedom of information” as a possible condition for the release of kidnapped French journalist Romeo Langlois.

* Chile: President Sebastián Piñera’s approval ratings reached a new low of 26% according to survey results released yesterday.

* U.S.: Authorities have not named any suspects in the death of a Guatemalan-born stable worker who was killed at Churchill Downs on the same day that the Kentucky Derby was held.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez broke his week-long silence and said that he was “fulfilling (his) duties as head of state” despite multiple trips to Cuba for medical treatment.

Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR (On Sunday a FARC commander claimed that the rebels detained French journalist Romeo Langlois as a “prisoner of war.”)

Online Sources- Reuters, The Latin Americanist, Santiago Times, CNN, MSNBC

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