Friday, February 25, 2011

Daily Headlines: February 25, 2011

* Haiti: Presidential candidate Michel Martelly appealed to Haitians living abroad by visiting expats in Florida yesterday.

* U.S.: Some Arizonan legislators who backed the controversial SB 1070 law have introduced tougher anti-immigration bills that would have a deep impact on the Latino community.

* Guatemala: A Guatemalan forest preservation group was named along with a Nepali NGO as the co-winners of a prestigious conservation award given by the U.N.

* Cuba: The trial of Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor accused of spying in Cuba, was set for March 4th.

Image – AP/ Guillermo Arias via CTV News (“Haiti's presidential candidate Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly, a popular musician known for his sarcastic music and hip-thrusting onstage personality, is accompanied by his wife Sophia to cast his vote during general elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.”)
Online Sources-,, The Latin Americanist, AHN, CNN

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