Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Daily Headlines: December 19, 2012

* Paraguay: Amnesty International called on authorities to look into the “potential responsibility of police” involved in June land clashes that led to the ouster of then-President Fernando Lugo.

* U.S.: Fans and loved ones of recently deceased musician Jenni Rivera are expected to attend a memorial service today in Los Angeles.

* Latin America: Five Latin American countries including Colombia and Ecuador surpassed eighteenth-placed Brazil in the latest FIFA soccer rankings.

* Mexico: At least seventeen people died in an attempted prison break yesterday in the northern Durango state.

Note: Due to personal reasons we were unable to post on Wednesday.  Thus, our posts related to the Newtown massacre will be examined on Friday.  We're sorry for the inconvenience. 

Video Source – YouTube via AFP (Video uploaded in June 2012).

Online Sources- MSNBC, Al Jazeera English, The Telegraph, USA TODAY, The Latin Americanist

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