Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weekend Headlines: December 1-2, 2012

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* Mexico: Police clashed with protesters opposed to Enrique Peña Nieto while he was being inaugurated on Saturday as president of Mexico.

* Latin America: The presidents of Colombia and Nicaragua agreed to use dialogue to resolve a territorial dispute while the Peruvian and Chilean presidents said that they would respect an upcoming international court ruling on maritime boundaries.

* Paraguay: At least 69 people have died this year in Paraguay as a result of the dengue fever that has also killed over 400 people throughout Latin America.

* Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff vetoed portions of a controversial bill that would redistribute oil royalties amongst Brazilian states.

* U.S.: The funeral for Hector "Macho" Camacho was held on Saturday in New York while Puerto Rican police continue to investigate who killed the former boxing champ last month.

* Cuba: Opposition activist Elizardo Sanchez claimed that he was threatened by plainclothes officers while fellow dissident Guillermo Farinas was reportedly attacked in Havana.

* Panama: Will the U.S. and Israel reward Panama’s “fragile and shaky government” after the Central American country voted against granting Palestine nonmember observer status at the U.N.?

* Uruguay: The Uruguayan legislature is debating a proposal that could lead to the country becoming the second Latin American state to legalize gay marriage.

Video Source – MSNBC

Online Sources- CBS News, Reuters, Andina, Bernama, ABC News, NY1, Newsroom Panama, On Top Magazine, Huffington Post

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