Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daily Headlines: August 8, 2012

* Puerto Rico: The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a new penal code that is allegedly “intended to suppress speech, to stop people from protesting against government policies.”

* Mexico: Thousands of people were evacuated from parts of the Yucatan Peninsula as Tropical Storm Ernesto reached landfall this morning.

* Venezuela: Opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles vowed that “during my term in office not even a single barrel of oil will be given to other countries for free.

* Peru: Researchers have identified Sira Barbet, a new bird species located in a remote cloud forest of the Andes.

Video Source – YouTube via user acluvideos (This 2011 video from the American Civil Liberties Union features alleged “acts of police brutality in Puerto Rico over the past year against civilians demonstrating peacefully.”)

Online Sources- Miami Herald, Reuters, El Universal, Discovery News

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