Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Your World News Report - June 23, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

News Coordinator

The Notorious Drug Lord “The Monkey” Captured

Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas known as “The Monkey”, the leader of one notorious drug cartel “La Familia” was arrested in Mexico. President Felipe Calderon of Mexico was quoted in stating this was a great blow to organized crime. La Familia has caused an immense amount of violence throughout the country including kidnapping and murder of rival gangs.


Wal-Mart Wins

Supreme Court rules in favor of Wal-Mart in its gender discrimination class action law suit which was filed against the multibillion conglomerates. In 2001 six women filed a law suit against the corporation claiming inequitable wages—Wal-Mart has denied such claims. The Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence to support the plaintiffs claim and ruled the case could not go any further. The Plaintiffs are not giving up in their discrimination case.


NATO Drone Helicopter Crash in Libya

NATO Drone Helicopter crashed in Libya--Libya television stations aired the wreckage of an Apache Drone Helicopter. Wing Commander Bracken reported no attack helicopters were lost and an investigation had been launched. This is the first aircraft since NATO mission against Libya started back in March.


Greece Take One for the Team, Parliament Pass for Bail

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou’s cabinet wins confidence vote in Parliament. Greek Parliament voted to pass the bailout which will raise taxes, cut pensions, and sell Greek assets. As expected the bailout is unpopular among its citizen. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso declared Greece had no alternative--a default would have caused grave damage to the euro and even the world economy. The bailout is to reduce and help Greece’s budget deficit.




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