Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Daily Headlines: January 18, 2012
* El Salvador: President Mauricio Funes issued a formal apology for the state’s role in 1981’s El Mozote massacre, which claimed the lives of over 1000 civilians.
* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez defended incoming defense minister Henry Rangel Silva against allegations that he helped drug traffickers and Colombian guerillas.
* Honduras: Over 150 U.S. Peace Corps volunteers left Honduras due to concerns over violence and security.
* Brazil: Police will reportedly continue to look into allegations that a contestant on the Brazilian version of "Big Brother" raped one of his housemates.
Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English
Online Sources – NACLA, CNN, Reuters, BusinessWeek