Monday, August 15, 2011

Daily Headlines: August 15, 2011

* Brazil: Gunmen assassinated Patricia Lourival Acioli, a local judge best known for pursuing violent gangs and corrupt cops.

* Argentina: Exit polls indicated that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner easily won yesterday’s primary election; thus, indicating that she could win outright in October’s presidential election.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez returned from Cuba on Saturday after undergoing second round of radiation treatment and chemotherapy.

* U.S.: According to the California attorney general’s office the number of official hate crimes against Latinos in that state jumped by nearly 50% last year in comparison to 2009.

Image – AP via BBC News (“Patricia Acioli was buried on Friday in her home town of Niceroi.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, BBC News,, MSNBC

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