Thursday, August 25, 2011

Daily Headlines: August 25, 2011

* El Salvador: The country’s Supreme Court rejected arresting or seeking the extradition of nine men accused of murdering six Jesuit priests in 1989.

* Latin America: A two-day strike in Chile calling for education reform began yesterday while the Colombian government rejected a proposal that would’ve permitted the private financing of public universities.

* Mexico: One person was killed and four were wounded after gunmen fired into a crowd outside of a Ciudad Juarez elementary school.

* U.S.: According to a study published this week “high-achieving” black and Latino students are particularly vulnerable to obtaining worse grades due to bullying.

Image – AP via USA TODAY (“People hold banners depicting six Jesuit priests massacred in 1989, during an act to commemorate the 19th anniversary of their death in San Salvador, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008”)
Online Sources- CNN, UPI, Voice of America, Huffington Post, Reuters

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