Thursday, July 19, 2012

Daily Headlines: July 19, 2012

* Colombia: The federal government and indigenous protesters in southern Colombia started a dialogue aimed at lowering tensions in the war-torn Cauca province.

* Mexico: Andrés Manuel López Obrador continued his legal challenge against Mexico’s recent presidential election and accused the campaign of apparent president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of money laundering.

* Venezuela: The Venezuelan foreign ministry condemned the attack yesterday that killed three senior Syrian military officials and called for global powers to “avoid any armed intervention.”

* Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic joined Honduras and the Ukraine and filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization against Australia's cigarette package laws.

* El Salvador: Protests took place in San Salvador after two different groups of Supreme Court justices tried to take power.

* U.S.: Chicago police charged three teens with murdering an elderly Latino man and subsequently posting video of the assault on Facebook.

Video Source– YouTube via TV Publica Argentina (Indigenous demonstrators in Cauca, Colombia are seeking the removal of both the military and the FARC from the region).

Online Sources- ABC Online, Reuters, AS/COA Online, Chicago Tribune, The Latin Americanist, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English

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