Friday, October 7, 2011
Daily Headlines: October 7, 2011
* Brazil: Brazil’s Sao Paulo University, Chile's Catholic University, and Brazil's Campinas State University topped the first ever QS list ranking Latin American universities.
* Latin America: A U.N. report blamed organized crime for a surge in violence in Central America while the International Press Institute denounced death threats against twelve Latin American journalists.
* Mexico: Authorities rescued thirty-eight U.S.-bound migrants who were reportedly abandoned in the desert near the Mexican border with Arizona.
* Venezuela: Ex-President Carlos Andres Perez was buried in Venezuela after a bitter legal battle among his family members since he died last December.
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