Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Daily Headlines: April 18, 2012
* U.S.: A study by the American Association of University Women found that Latina women earned only 61% of what white men earn, on average.
* Central America: Fears of an alliance between Mexico’s Zetas drug gang and Guatemala’s MS-13 may be “unfounded,” while a rumored pact between Salvadoran street gangs may have led to the country’s first murder-free day in three years.
* Cuba: A Cuban human rights group claimed that authorities detained over 1100 dissidents in March including some who were kept away from visiting Pope Benedict XVI.
* Mexico: Police in the border town of Nuevo Laredo found the dismembered bodies of fourteen people yesterday.
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Online Sources- USA TODAY, InSight Crime, Huffington Post, MSNBC, MiamiHerald.com