Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend Headlines: May 26-27, 2012

* Honduras: Several thousand people took to the streets around the country to call for justice in the murders of over twenty journalists in the past three years.

* Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff used her line-item veto powers to reject portions of a controversial forestry law.

* Panama: An organization representing most of the world’s ship owners urged the Panama Canal Authority to delay a proposed toll hike.

* Costa Rica: Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson could be extradited to Costa Rica on charges from a 2002 incident involving a Costa Rican fishing vessel.

* Cuba: A spokeswoman for the Ladies in White said that Cuban Catholic Church do not consider them as a “humanitarian group.

* Ecuador: A group of Chevron shareholders urged the oil giant to settle its legal battle in an Ecuadorian environmental damages lawsuit.

Video Source – YouTube via The VJ Movement

Online Sources- BBC News, CBS News, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal

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