Friday, February 10, 2012
Daily Headlines: February 10, 2012
* Latin America: Amerigo Incalcaterra, the U.N. human rights representative for South America, denounced the “alarming pattern of prison violence” in the region due to overcrowding and substandard sanitary conditions.
* Brazil: Police in Rio de Janeiro state went on strike days before the beginning of Carnival celebrations and prison guards and firefighters might join them.
* Mexico: The U.S. State Department expanded its travel warning from ten to fourteen states in northern and central Mexico.
* Peru: Shining Path leader Florindo Eleuterio Flores-Hala, alias Artemio, was reportedly wounded in a raid conducted by Peruvian troops and dissident guerillas.
Image Source – Flickr via CDI Europe (Lemos de Brito prison in Brazil). (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Online Sources- Los Angeles Times, Reuters, The Guardian, MSNBC