Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daily Headlines: September 8, 2011

* U.S.: According to a new government report released “immigration offenses" have helped push Latinos to make up the new ethnic majority in federal prisons.

* South America: Thousands of demonstrators calling for education reform marched in several Colombian cities yesterday while organizers of education protests in Chile suspended their actions this week as a sign of respect for the victims of last week’s plane crash.

* Cuba: Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will travel to Cuba in order to seek the release of imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross.

* Latin America: Could Brazil’s reviving of a “long-running anti-dumping feud” with China hurt economic ties between that Asian nation and the Mercosur bloc?

Image – The Guardian

Online Sources- Fox News Latino, AFP, Bloomberg, UPI, CNN

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