Friday, August 3, 2012

Daily Headlines: August 3, 2012

* Bolivia: The Bolivian government has downplayed remarks allegedly made by the Foreign Minister calling for a ban to Coca-Cola.

* Venezuela: Gen. Douglas Fraser, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, echoed recent comments made by President Barack Obama denying that Venezuela is a national security threat to the U.S.

* Colombia: A senior member of the FARC rebels believed to have been killed in 2010 reappeared in a video and claimed “we must end the war.”

* Mexico: Some activists such as poet Javier Sicilia are none too pleased that a federally funded memorial to victims of Mexican violence will be placed next to a military base.

Video Source – YouTube via user BuenosDiasPeruPTV

Online Sources- ninemsn, InSight Crime, Fox News Latino, ABC News, Washington Post

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