Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daily Headlines: May 26, 2011

* Brazil: Political pressure from “evangelical” legislators and religious groups critical of homosexuality may’ve influenced President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to suspend the distribution of sex education films in Brazilian schools.

* South America: Brazil’s Santos take a slim advantage to Asuncion next week after winning 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores semifinals first leg over Cerro Porteno of Paraguay.

* Latin America: The Mercados Integrados LatinoAmericanos exchange, a collaborative effort featuring stocks from Peru, Colombia, and Chile, will makes its debut on Monday.

* Mexico: Fifteen Tijuana police officers were suspended after a video emerged of them forcing a female suspect to perform a striptease reportedly in exchange for being freed.

Image – Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian (“Gay pride in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, New York Daily News, BBC News, ESPN Soccernet, MarketWatch

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