Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 30-June 1: Danilo Medina New Dominican President; Ministerial Crisis in Peru; Recognition for Huichol Sacred Lands

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SourceMex, May 30, 2012

High-level Corruption Cases Add Drama to Presidential Campaign
 * Three generals arrested on suspected connections to drug cartels
 * Timing of arrests questioned
 * Ex-Tamaulipas governor under investigation in US
 * Former Baja California Sur governor accused of embezzlement

Huichol Indians Gain Protected Status for Sacred Lands in San Luis Potosí
 * Canadian mining company cedes land back to government
 * Wide area to be protected

NotiCen, May 31, 2012

Scarcity of Funds Poses Risk for Haiti's Post-quake Humanitarian Operations and for Sudden Disaster Response
 * UN agency warns of problems
 * Emergency relief slated
 * IMF provides assistance

Danilo Medina Wins Dominican Republic's Presidential Election
 * The politics of power and money
 * New government will have to tackle crime and economic stagnation

NotiSur, June 1, 2012

Health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Clouds Elections
 * Foreign support for opposition counterproductive
 * Former State Department official leads foreign campaign against Chávez
 * Colombia's former president backs Capriles

Second Ministerial Crisis for Peruvian President Ollanta Humala
 * Rescue operation questioned
 * From bad to worse

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