Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Daily Headlines: October 24, 2012 (Update)
* Latin America: At least three people are dead in Panama after police clashed with protesters opposed to the selling of state-owned land in a duty-free zone, while thousands of Paraguayans took to the streets to demonstrate against the government.
Update: "If the people of Colon don't want the land in the duty-free zone to be sold, the sale will be cancelled," tweeted Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli after days of violent protests.
* Caribbean: As much as twelve inches of rain could fall on Cuba and Jamaica today as Tropical Storm Sandy strengthens into a hurricane.
* Puerto Rico: The race for Puerto Rican governor could be affected by a U.S. appeals court’s verdict removing about 330,000 potential voters from next month’s electoral rolls.
* Peru: Is a self-portrait by imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori a genuine plea for forgiveness or a shameless media tactic?
Video Source – YouTube via ITN News
Online Sources (including Update)- BBC News, Prensa Latina, MSNBC, Fox News Latino, Peruvian Times, Al Jazeera English