Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Daily Headlines: July 18, 2012
* Mexico: The head of Mexico's banking and securities commission defended the regulator amid claims that HSBC ignored warnings of money laundering by drug gangs.
* Cuba: The Cuban government announced an increase in import taxes days after the island received its first cargo shipment from the U.S. in fifty years.
* Colombia: Tensions continue in the war-torn Cauca province where the indigenous community has sought the removal of the military and FARC guerillas.
* Chile: A court charged two ex-military men with torturing and killing the father of former president Michelle Bachelet in 1974.
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