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

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