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 romereports.com (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