Thursday, August 9, 2012
Daily Headlines: August 9, 2012
* Colombia: Jairo Varela, the founder and leader of renowned salsa band Grupo Niche, died at the age of 62 due to an apparent heart attack.
* Guatemala: A former Guatemalan military commander accused of taking part in the infamous Dos Erres massacre could soon be extradited from Canada to the U.S. where he awaits trial.
* Brazil: The federal legislature backed an affirmative action-like law that supporters hope will increase Afro-Brazilian enrollment in universities.
* Mexico: Archeologists have supposedly found an ancient Aztec burial site containing a skeleton surrounded by nearly 1800 human bones.
Video Source – YouTube via juanitolinares
Online Sources- Billboard, The Latin Americanist, CBC News, BBC News, Huffington Post