Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 16-18: Sandinista Co-Founder Dies; Disagreement over PEMEX Deep-Water Drilling Plans; Bolivia Re-nationalizes Electric Company

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SourceMex, May 16, 2012

State-run Oil Company PEMEX, Hydrocarbons Regulator Disagree on Deepwater Drilling
 * Exploratory wells planned near maritime border with US
 * Regulator concerned about safety
 * Presidential candidates discuss PEMEX

NotiCen, May 17, 2012

Sandinista Co-founder Tomás Borge, 81, Dies In Nicaragua
 * Plotter, prisoner, poet
 * The stain of "Red Christmas"
 * "Neither a good example nor a bad one"

Two People Killed in Panama in Logging Dispute
 * Environmentalists call for end to logging permits

NotiSur, May 18, 2012 
 Bolivian Government Renationalizes Spanish Electric Company
 * Nationalization comes on International Workers' Day
 * Bolivia alleges company failed to reinvest

 * Hope lies in separating referendum from presidential elections
 * IOM calls vote for emigrants "justice issue"
 * Opposition fears emigrants will back FA

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