Thursday, April 5, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 5, 2012

Marcha por Daniel Zamudio, 30 de marzo 2012
* Chile: Congress approved a new anti-discrimination law that had regained momentum after the murder of gay teen Daniel Zamudio.

* Cuba: At least forty-three dissidents, most of whom belong in the opposition group Patriotic Union of Cuba, have reportedly been arrested in areas near where Pope Benedict XVI visited last week.

* Brazil: Amnesty International denounced a Supreme Court ruling acquitting a suspected child rapist whose lawyers claimed that the three girl victims were “sex workers.”

* Haiti:
According to the U.N. the number of cholera cases have spiked in March after several months of steady decline.

Image Source – Flickr via (Young Chileans taking part in a vigil last month in memory of Daniel Zamudio). (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- Huffington Post, Amnesty International, The Latin Americanist, France24, The Washington Post

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