Latin America Digest: Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico
Today’s One-Line News Briefs:
-- San Jose, Costa Rica — Former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez went on trial Wednesday in a corruption case that forced him to resign as head of the Organization of American States six years ago.
-- Miami — Nearly 250 Colombians who say they and relatives were victims of violence by Colombian right-wing paramilitaries filed a lawsuit in Florida seeking more than $1 billion in damages from the Chiquita banana company, which has admitted making payments to paramilitaries.-- Buenos Aires — Argentine human rights groups requested a local judicial investigation of killings, disappearances and alleged genocide committed during Spain’s Civil War and Gen. Francisco Franco’s long dictatorship.
-- Monterrey, Mexico — A cargo plane crashed into traffic while trying to land overnight in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, killing all five crew members on board, authorities said.
-- Times wire reports