Thursday, February 12, 2009

Current Event Articles #2

Venezuelans rally ahead of poll - A poll that would allow the president to be elected indefinitely, like a dictator! (Al Jeezera)

$42b stimulus passes through Senate - Nope not the U.S., Austrailia. Everybody has it rough (World News Network)

U.S. anti-drug information leaked to Mexico cartels - By many accounts the drug cartels are just as dangerous to the U.S. as terrorism in the Middle East (Rueters)

1) In the comments, you will answer the information outlined here:
a) Who – Who is involved with the issue? (Who is impacted or who is the central figure)
b) Where – Where is it happening?
c) When – The timeline of the issue or event?
d) What – What is going on? (2-3 Sentence Summary)
e) Why – Why is this issue significant?
f) Question – A question you have after reading the article.

2) Make sure to put your name. I wouldn’t know who was commenting otherwise. If you are worried that I will not view your post you can e-mail me as a friendly reminder.


At 10:56 PM , Anonymous Justin Mizirawi said...

Who- Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and citizens of Venezuela.
Where- Venezuela
When- Feb 12, 2009
What- Hugo Chavez proposes referendum that ammends the constitution to allow the president to seek re-election indefinitely. That basically means that he can run for office as many times as he likes.
Why- This has the potentially to lead to a dictatorship in Venezuela.
Question-If the citizens of venezuela vote for the change democratically, then can their decision be questioned?

At 9:57 AM , Anonymous Kawai Ward said...

U.S. anti-drug information leaked to Mexico cartelsWho: Corrupt Officials inside Mexico’s security forces.

What: They leaked U.S. anti-drugs intelligence directly to drug traffickers. They are helping them escape raids.

When: The article was posted Thursday. Jan 15, 2009

Where: This is happening in Mexico

Why: It doesn’t really say why they are leaking the information, but a recent infiltration of Mexican police forces had reached alarming levels.


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