Thursday, April 5, 2012
Daily Headlines: April 5, 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 DILO.cl (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