Latin America Digest: a Guatemalan lawyer, a Mexican drug lord, Argentina's economy minister and Colombia's ombudsman
Today's One-Line News Briefs
Guatemala City — Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, who accused President Alvaro Colom of his slaying in a video made before Rosenberg’s death May 10, actually contracted hit men for his own slaying, U.N. investigators said Tuesday.
San Diego — A Mexican drug cartel kingpin accused of dissolving victims in barrels of lye and waging a terrorism campaign that turned Tijuana into one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities, was captured in the port city of La Paz, authorities said.
Buenos Aires — A federal judge in New York has frozen a government account that Argentina’s central bank holds with the U.S. Federal Reserve, as a dispute continues over whether the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner can tap central bank reserves to pay off national debt, Argentine Economy Minister Amado Boudou said.
Bogota, Colombia — Colombia’s Constitutional Court should approve a referendum to allow President Alvaro Uribe to run for reelection, the country’s ombudsman said, a ruling that bolsters the U.S. ally’s chances for a third term.
-- Times staff and wire reports