Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Daily Headlines: June 12, 2012
* Dominican Republic: Employers in the Dominican Republic and migrants from neighboring Haiti are reportedly disappointed with new Dominican requirements for work permits.
* Nicaragua: Will Nicaragua commit to constructing a canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or will it be yet another failed promise?
* Latin America: The U.S. Labor Department signed agreements with several countries including Peru, Ecuador and Honduras aimed at protecting immigrants from those nations who work in the U.S.
* Cuba: The U.S. Supreme Court refused to publicly comment as to why the high court rejected appeals by seven Guantanamo prison detainees.
Video Source – YouTube via UNESOC (“Haitian migrants toil under the hot sun on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. But the majority of them are stateless; even those who are born here, have neither a Haitian nor Dominican passport.”)
Online Sources- Kansas City Star, The Latin Americanist, Inside Costa Rica, Fox News Latino, Reuters