Sunday, December 2, 2012
Weekend Headlines: December 1-2, 2012
* 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