Friday, December 9, 2011
Daily Headlines: December 9, 2011
* Cuba: A senior Cuban Catholic Church official said that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the island in early 2012.
* Mexico: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was grilled by some members of the House Judiciary Committee over “Operation Fast and Furious”, a gun trafficking sting that led to weapons being obtained by Mexican drug gangs.
* Brazil: The government proposed a $2.2 billion initiative aimed at putting a stop to the country’s “crack epidemic.”
* Dominican Republic: Protesters demonstrated in Santo Domingo against government polices that allegedly discriminate against residents of Haitian descent.
Image Source – Flickr user mickou (The Cathedral of Havana). (CC BY 2.0)
Online Sources – BBC News, ABC News, Reuters