Friday, October 5, 2012

Daily Headlines: October 5, 2012 (Updated)

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez and rival Henrique Capriles held massive rallies yesterday in order to gather support ahead of Sunday’s anticipated presidential election.

* Cuba: Prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez and her husband were allegedly detained by police while traveling to cover the trial of Spanish politician Angel Carromero.

Update: The Committee to Protect Journalists and the Inter-American Press Association have called on Cuban authorities to immediate release of Sanchez and her companions. 

* Guatemala: At least seven people were killed and over thirty were injured after police “violently removed” protesters from several indigenous communities.
* U.S.: According to new data released today the Latino unemployment rate dropped from 10.2% to 9.9% in August.

Video Source – YouTube via AFP

Online Sources (including Update) - The Guardian, El Universal, Global Voices Online, CNN, Hispanically Speaking News, Committee to Protect Journalists, Inter-American Press Association

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