Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Daily Headlines: July 4, 2012

* Colombia: Former Mauricio Santoyo turned himself in to U.S. authorities and awaits trial over allegedly helping paramilitaries smuggle cocaine.

* Latin America: At least three people died in clashes between Peruvian police and demonstrators opposed to a gold mining project, while fifty people were injured in Nicaragua during protests against education reforms.

* Canada: Is there a link between the suspected arson of a Montreal radio station and the station’s criticism of Haitian President Michel Martelly and ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier?

* Nicaragua: The country’s legislature overwhelming approved a government-backed plan for the constructing of a transoceanic canal aimed at being an alternative to the Panama Canal.

Video Source – YouTube via canalNTN24

Online Sources- CNN, BBC News, Fox News Latino, Montreal Gazette, Tico Times

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