Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 9-11: Water Dilemma in El Salvador; Contentious Presidential Debate in Mexico; Senate vs. Judiciary Conflict in Paraguay

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SourceMex, May 9, 2012

First Presidential Debate Marked By Attacks on Front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto
 * Voter preferences little changed
 * Citizen candidate Gabriel Quadri excels

Mexican Congress Approves Landmark Legislation to Protect and Compensate Victims of Organized Crime
 * Victim-assistance law wins unanimous support
 * Congress also approves witness-protection law

NotiCen, May 10, 2012

El Salvador's Government Sends General Water Law Into Legislative Pipeline
 * Demanding government action
 * Prioritizing human consumption
 * Shifting political currents

Guatemalan Workers Face Uphill Struggle in Fight for Safe Working Conditions
 * Labor laws are not enforced

NotiSur, May 11, 2012

Criticism of Inter-American Human Rights System
 * Correa reacts to allegations of abusive policies
 * Collective rights and the Sarayaku case

Political and Institutional Chaos in Paraguay
 * PLRA holds secret primary survey
 * CSJ out of control

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