Saturday, August 31, 2013

Weekend Headlines: August 31, 2013 to September 2, 2013

* Peru: Drones may be associated primarily with use for military purposes but archeologists in Peru are using them in order to help with mapmaking and the protection of digging sites.

* Argentina: Are British oil firms that recently received a twenty-year ban from operating in Argentina linked to an energy project with Chevron in that South American country?

* Latin America: The escalating tensions in Syria have reportedly worried some of the millions of people of Syrian descent residing in Latin America.

* U.S.: A group of Cuban migrants that traveled to the U.S. claimed that they were beaten and sexually abused by guards at a Bahamian detention center.

* Ecuador: Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who has taken refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since June 2012, was criticized by Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa for acting in a politically satirical video.

* Guatemala: The “duel threat of underfunded, undermanned hatcheries and shrimp trawlers” are allegedly to blame for the deaths of at least eighty sea turtles that have recently washed up on Guatemalan beaches.

Video Source – YouTube via AFP

Online Sources- Reuters; Mercopress; The Latin Americanist; NBC Latino; Miami Herald; ABC Australia; Fox News Latino

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