Saturday, 9 August 2008

News Round-up

From The Latin Americanist, remembering the dark side of the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968, The massacre at Tlatelolco.

More details on the revocation of Argentina's military code of justice which I mentioned yesterday: Last Vestiges of Capital Punishment Abolished (IPS).

Also, an Argentine connection to the German Siemens corruption scandal - apparently former President Carlos Menem had his finger in this particular pie: Bribes in Argentina? (Spiegel International)
[Here's a bit of background on Siemens, and on Menem]

And finally, Peruvian human rights activist Olenka Ochoa has been awarded one of the 2008 Women PeaceMakers Prizes for her work in Lima's shantytowns, so congratulations to her (Peruvian Times).

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