Weekly News Update on the Americas
Issue #946, May 11, 2008

1. Haiti: US Blamed in Reporter's Death
2. Mexico: Rebel Talks Advancing
3. In Other News: Argentina, Dominican Republic
4. Links to alternative sources on: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba

ISSN#: 1084-922X. Weekly News Update on the Americas covers news from Latin America and the Caribbean, compiled and written from a progressive perspective. It has been published weekly by the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York since 1990. For a subscription, write to  weeklynewsupdate@gmail.com. It is archived at  http://weeklynewsupdate.blogspot.com

*1. Haiti: US Blamed in Reporter's Death
Foreign troops and not Haitian demonstrators killed Spanish journalist Ricardo Ortega in Port-au-Prince during a protest on Mar. 7, 2004, according to the reporter's family. Haitian judge Bernard Saint-Vil has dismissed charges against the Haitian suspects in the killing, Ortega's parents, José Luis and Charo Ortega, told the media in Madrid on May 9; Saint-Vil reportedly blamed the foreign soldiers deployed in the country during the three months after then-president Jean Bertrand Aristide, was removed from office on Feb. 29, 2004. [...]

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