Thursday, October 20, 2011
Daily Headlines: October 20, 2011
* South America: Violence involving hundreds of “hooded vandals” marred demonstrations in Chile while protesters in Peru lifted a blockade against one of the country’s biggest gold mines.
* U.S.: According to a study released this week Latinos were disproportionately targeted under the Secure Communities deportation program.
* Venezuela: Opposition candidate Leopoldo Lopez said that he would still run for the presidency despite a Supreme Court ruling upholding his ban from office.
* Brazil: The country’s Senate backed a measure that would modify oil royalties including payments from oil drilled from promising offshore sites.
Video Source – Via YouTube use Al Jazeera English (“After months of demonstrations, Chile's student movement has reached a deadlock with the government, while outbreaks of violence continue to mar most rallies that take place.”
Online Sources- The Santiago Times, NPR, AllGov, Voice of America, Reuters