Thursday, January 5, 2012

Daily Headlines: January 5, 2012

* Argentina: President Cristina Kirchner's thyroid cancer surgery yesterday was successful and her full recovery is expected according to a statement from her team of doctors.

* Latin America: At least thirty-one inmates died after fighting broke out in a Mexican prison, while over nine hundred family members of detainees upset at the Venezuelan judicial system occupied a prison near Caracas.

* Paraguay: Health officials declared a state of emergency in the northern province of San Pedro after detecting a second foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in less than a year.

* U.S.: Gabion Zavala, an auxiliary bishop in the Los Angeles Archdiocese who reportedly worked close with the local Latino community, resigned after admitting that he fathered two children.

Image Source – Flickr via elad abraham (CC BY 2.0)

Online Sources- CNN, The Australian, The Guardian, CBS News, BusinessWeek

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