Monday, June 8, 2009

Daily Headlines: June 8, 2009

* Mexico: Eighteen people were gunned down in a shootout between drug gangs and soldiers in Acapulco.

* Latin America: The number of swine flu cases has increased in Argentina, Uruguay, and Nicaragua while a second Chilean died from the virus.

* Puerto Rico: Thousands of protesters including union leaders and students marched in San Juan to demonstrate against massive layoffs planned by Governor Luis Fortuño.

* U.S.: At least ten people believed to be illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras were killed when the van they were riding in crashed in Arizona.

Image- CNN (“Mexican soldiers hold rifles Saturday during a clash with organized-crime suspects in Acapulco.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, LAHT, AFP, UPI

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