Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 18-20; Election Challenges in Mexico; Haiti Continues Recovery; Ecuador Changes Refugee Policy

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SourceMex, July 18, 2012
Argentina Withdraws from Agreement with Mexico, Raising Tariffs on Mexican Motor Vehicles
 * Trade deficit, declining foreign reserves behind Argentina’s move
 * Mexico retaliates, plans to bring dispute to WTO

Center-left Coalition, PAN Decry PRI’s Electoral Practices, but Take Different Approaches Following Presidential Election
 * Center-left coalition asks for election to be annulled
 * PRI defends victory
 * PAN proposes new set of electoral reforms

 NotiCen, July 19, 2012

As Haiti Gears Up to Boost Declining Agricultural Sector, International Cooperation Supports Efforts
 * Agriculture ministry given stronger role
 * IDB provides grant to modernize energy sector
 * Latin American countries also provide help

New Femicide Courts Seek to End Gender Violence in Guatemala
 * Gender violence and the justice system

NotiSur, July 20, 2012

 Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa Pulls Back Welcome Mat for Refugees
 * A tradition of welcome and protection
 * The security agenda
 * New law's limitations

Argentina's Main Opposition Figure Faces Multiple Legal Challenges
 * From wealthy businessman to Buenos Aires mayor
 * Wire-tapping ring allegedly run from intelligence office
 * Allegations of mistreating homeless

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