Friday, August 31, 2012

Daily Headlines: August 31, 2012 (Updated)

* Mexico: The judges of the Mexican Federal Electoral Tribunal unanimously rejected a legal challenge alleging voter fraud and corruption by the campaign of apparent president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.

Update: Mexican electoral authorities on Friday declared Enrique Peña Nieto as the winner of July's presidential elections.

Prior to that, defeated candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed that he would not recognize an "illegitimate administration" and urged followers to participate in a protest on September 9th.

* Colombia: Three out of five Colombians support negotiations with the FARC rebels according to a poll conducted in the same week that the government agreed to hold peace talks with the guerillas.

* U.S.: Family and supporters of Jason Puracal, a U.S. citizen convicted of drug trafficking in Nicaragua, held a vigil this week and called for his prompt release.

* Argentina: Argentina filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization against U.S. restrictions on meat imports days after Japan and the U.S. lodged a dispute blasting Argentine trade rules.

Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR English

Online Sources (including Update) - BBC News, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Reuters, KOMO News, France 24

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