Friday, January 20, 2012
Daily Headlines: January 20, 2012
* Cuba: Political dissident Wilman Villar Mendoza, seen in the above video leading a small protest last November in Cuba, died after a fifty day hunger strike.
* Dominican Republic: Major League pitcher Fausto Carmona was arrested by Dominican authorities who accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa.
* Venezuela: According to the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory the number of prison deaths spiked last year to 560 while nearly 1500 inmates were injured due to violence in correctional facilities.
* Peru: Archeologists working on sites on Peru's northern coast concluded that people ate popcorn up to 6700 years ago, more than 2000 years earlier than thought.
Video Source– YouTube via FHRCuba
Online Sources – Monsters and Critics, National Geographic, ESPN, ABC News