Monday, November 5, 2012

Daily Headlines: November 5, 2012

Note: Today's "Daily Headlines" are an expanded edition in order to make up for the lack of posts last week.  Enjoy!

* Latin America: A group of 38 mothers from several Central American countries continued their march through Mexico calling for greater government protection for migrants.

* U.S.: According to new government data, unemployment among Latinos rose slightly to 10.0% last month though it’s below the October 2011 Latino unemployment rate of 11.4%.

* Bolivia: The family of a Bolivian radio host attacked and on set on fire have urged authorities to investigate who was the mastermind behind the assault.

* Paraguay: Human rights activists and former political prisoners are upset at plans over repatriating the remains of the late dictator Alfredo Stroessner from Brazil to Paraguay. 

* Colombia: Henry de Jesus Lopez, the recently arrested leader of the Los Urabeños neo-paramilitary group, claimed from an Argentine jail that he is not a drug trafficker.

* Argentina: The lower house of Congress approved a bill permitting 16- and 17-year olds the right to vote.
* Dominican Republic: Police arrested three suspects in the killing of former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during an attempted home robbery.

* Mexico: Legendary ranchera musician Vicente Fernandez cancelled the rest of his farewell tour in anticipation of a surgery to remove a lump from his liver.

Video Source – YouTube via euronews

Online Sources- LAHT, VOXXI, CNN, Fox News Latino, Al Jazeera English,, BBC News, Billboard

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