Monday, August 27, 2012
Daily Headlines: August 27, 2012
* Central America: A tsunami alert affecting Mexico and several Central American countries was lifted hours after a 7.3-magnnitude earthquake shook off the coast of El Salvador.
* Ecuador: Could Latin American support behind Ecuador’s approval of asylum for Julian Assange help push for the start of negotiations between the South American country and Britain?
* Cuba: Prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas was released from police custody over the weekend after having been detained for approximately forty hours.
* Nicaragua: Police last week confiscated over $7 million from eighteen people who were arrested and posing as false journalists.
Video Source – YouTube via CNN Chile (Thus far there have been no reports of serious damage or injuries after the tremor occurred in the overnight hours into Monday).
Online Sources- Herald Sun, The Latin Americanist, Reuters, AFP, GlobalPost