Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Daily Headlines: August 21, 2012
* Mexico: A study from Mexico’s statistics agency found that the country’s murder rate in 2011 increased at the slowest pace since 2007 yet is triple the rate since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006.
* U.S.: A Pew Hispanic Center report concluded that growing numbers of Latinos are enrolled in public schools and universities while record numbers of Latinos are finishing college.
* Cuba: A dozen people convicted of corruption “including high-ranking government officials, an executive at a state-run nickel company and workers at a Cuban-Canadian joint concern” face prison sentences of four to twelve years.
* Venezuela: According to poll results released yesterday President Hugo Chavez has a double-digit lead over rival Henrique Capriles though nearly 19% of respondents claimed they were undecided.
Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English (Video uploaded in April 2012).
Online Sources- Bloomberg, Fox News Latino, ABC News, CNN