Hemisphere Highlights, Volume VI, Issue 5 - June 2007
June 5, 2007
The Venezuelan government replaces privately owned Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) with a government-owned and -operated channel. Security remains a key challenge in Haiti. The executive and judicial branches of government clash repeatedly in Bolivia in May. The anniversary of President Néstor Kirchner’s inauguration is marked by political rallies in Argentina. New legislation looks at enhanced driver’s licenses as alternative documents for land crossings at the Canadian border. Ecuador’s attorney general and Congress investigate market manipulation allegations by Economy Minister Ricardo Patiño. The pope’s visit to Brazil marks his first to Latin America. The Mexican press adopts self-censorship in response to grave and frequent aggressions against journalists and media personnel.The Colombian government struggles to maintain credibility.