Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daily Headlines: March 15, 2012

* Cuba: A group of thirteen dissidents occupied a Catholic church in Havana and have called on Pope Benedict XVI to push for political freedom in Cuba.

* Peru: At least three people were killed during clashes between police and protesters opposed to a government crackdown on illegal mining.

* Mexico: A U.N. commission concluded that authorities have failed to properly investigate thousands of “forced disappearances” in Mexico over the past five years.

* Honduras: A letter signed by ninety-four members of the U.S. House of Representatives to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the U.S. to suspend foreign aid to Honduras.

Image Source – YouTube via (Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the archbishop of Havana, was allowed to appear on Cuban state TV in anticipation of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to Cuba.)

Online Sources- MSNBC, Reuters, Houston Chronicle, WBEZ

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