Monday, February 14, 2011

Daily Headlines: February 14, 2011

* Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico Jose Ramon de la Torre resigned on Friday amid ongoing student protests against a government-imposed $800 yearly fee.

* Argentina: Defending Olympic men’s soccer Argentina will not defend their gold medal in the London 2012 games.

* U.S.: A Latino activist in Utah urged the Mexican government to bar granting visas to Mormon missionaries until the LDS church takes a stance against an “enforcement-only” immigration bill.

* Ecuador: A judge ordered the release of the indigenous leaders who were jailed on February 1st and charged with “terrorism and sabotage”.

Image – AP Photo/El Nuevo Dia, Carlos Giusti via (“University students are detained by police during a protest inside the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Dec. 20, 2010. Students are on indefinite strike to protest an $800 yearly fee that takes effect next year to help reduce the system's budget deficit. Students already pay $49 per credit.”)
Online Sources- UPI, LAHT,, MSNBC, The Latin Americanist

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