Thursday, September 22, 2011
Daily Headlines: September 22, 2011
* U.S.: A study of several major metropolitan areas concluded that half of Latinos are at risk of serious illness as a result of high air pollution.
* Brazil: In what is sadly not a repeat of a case in 2007, a teenage girl claimed that she was abused and raped by male inmates at a Para state prison.
* Latin America: According to the International Monetary Fund economic growth this year in Latin America and Caribbean is expected to be less than initially estimated.
* Mexico: Prosecutors dropped terrorism and sabotage charges against two people jailed for sending Twitter messages about an alleged attack on a school.
Image – “Cairo Air Pollution with smog.” Ninahale via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Online Sources- Bloomberg, NBC Los Angeles, MSNBC, The Latin Americanist, Reuters