Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daily Headlines: August 24, 2010

* Latin America: A tropical storm warning was put into effect for areas of Mexico’s pacific coast while roughly 600 Guatemalans were homeless due to a tropical wave (image).

* U.S.: Rest in peace Mario Obledo; the Latino civil rights leader and co-founder of MALDEF died last week at the age of 78 years.

* Brazil: Security for the upcoming World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics have come under renewed scrutiny after gunmen briefly invaded a luxury Rio de Janeiro hotel on Saturday.

* Central America: Would Central America benefit from a massive anti-drugs package similar to the Merida Initiative?

Image – EFE
Online Sources- Miami Herald, The Latin Americanist, MSNBC, Fresno Bee, LAHT, CNN, Reuters

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