Friday, March 16, 2012

Daily Headlines: March 16, 2012

* Chile: Police in the capital city of Santiago fired on tear gas and a water cannon on student protesters resuming demonstrations in favor of educational reform.

* Argentina: Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said that his country might take legal action against “illegal” oil drilling near the Falklands, while Chilean president Sebastián Piñera backed Argentina in its dispute with Britain over the islands.

* Cuba: Imprisoned contractor Alan Gross is seeking a reprieve to briefly travel from Cuba to the U.S. and visit his align mother.

* Puerto Rico: Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is backtracking from claiming that English should be the “main language” if Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. state.

Image Source – YouTube via caravanaporlavida (Amateur video footage showing a police after cannon being used against protesters in Santiago, Chile yesterday).

Online Sources- BBC News,, Huffington Post,

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