Friday, November 16, 2012
* Venezuela: Miguel Cabrera thanked the “support from God, my family, and my teammates" for helping him become the first Venezuelan to win the American League MVP.
* Latin America: Trade and investment opportunities are some of the main economic issues to be discussed at the Ibero-American summit that starts today in the Spanish city of Cadiz.
* Ecuador: The Ecuadorian government along with a coalition of conservation groups is behind a project to poison millions of rats on the Galapagos Islands.
* Mexico: Jose Cuitlahuac Salinas, the head of the Mexican organized crime unit, resigned due to “personal reasons” yesterday.
Video Source – YouTube via Ultimas Noticias (Miguel Cabrera’s family in Venezuela celebrated his American League MVP victory.)
Online Sources- Fox News Latino, The Guardian, MSNBC, Reuters
Thursday, November 15, 2012
* Mexico: No deaths or major damages have been reported as a result of a magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck in the state of Guerrero early this morning.
* Latin America: In international soccer friendlies yesterday World Cup champions Spain overwhelmed Panama while Brazil and Argentina tied against Colombia and Saudi Arabia, respectively.
* U.S.: The poverty rate among Latinos is 28% according to a new analysis of figures from the Census Bureau.
* Argentina: The Argentina government requested that the U.N.-affiliated International Sea Tribunal help in the release of an Argentine frigate held in Ghana.
Video Source – YouTube via user EstadoDeMexicoComMx
Online Sources- Los Angeles Times, ESPN, Reuters, Fox News Latino, BBC News
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
* Colombia: Peace talks between the government and the FARC eebela that was supposed to begin today were delayed until next Monday.
* Peru: Chile’s high court approved another corruption trial against Alberto Fujimori, the imprisoned former president of Peru.
* Latin America: Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela will occupy seats on the the U.N. Human Rights Council.
* Mexico: The senate backed a controversial labor reform bill that was strongly opposed to by trade unions.
Video Source: YouTube via user telesurenglish
Online Sources: Reuters, Washington Post, Voice of America, Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
* Brazil: A former top aide of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in the Mensalao corruption scandal.
* Nicaragua: Government officials and representatives with the International Monetary Fund began a "process of dialogue" for a new financial aid deal.
* Latin America: A new study from the Inter-American Development Bank concluded that despite gender parity in education most working women in Latin America are underpaid.
* Chile: An estimated 50,000 people took to the streets of Santiago as part of a gay rights rally.
Online Sources: Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, BBC News, AP
Video Source: YouTube via user ExclussiveBBC
Monday, November 12, 2012
* Guatemala: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook off the Guatemalan coast days after a stronger tremor killed at least fifty-two people and was felt as far away as Mexico City.
* Ecuador: President Rafael Correa officially launched his bid for reelection during a rally with thousands of his supporters in Quito.
* Cuba: Five hundred rabbis from around the world wrote a letter to Cuban president Raul Castro urging the release of imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross on “humanitarian grounds.”
* Paraguay: Suspected Bolivian drug capo Marco Antonio Rocca Ali was nabbed by Paraguayan authorities along with over 3700 pounds of cocaine.
Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English
Online Sources- USA TODAY, Reuters, AFP, ABC News