Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daily Headlines: March 14, 2013


* Guatemala: A Guatemalan court upholds a Supreme Court ruling allowing ex- dictator Efrain Rios Montt to stand trial on charges of genocide.

* South America: Brazil and Bolivia agreed to play a charity soccer match in April with proceeds heading to the family of a fourteen-year-old fan killed at a Copa Libertadores game last month.

* Ecuador: Indigenous rights groups and environmentalists are worried over reprisals against an “uncontacted group” in Ecuador after the recent murders of two natives.

* Venezuela: Interim leader Nicol├ís Maduro accused “far right” figures in the U.S. for plotting against opposition leader and presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.

Video Source – YouTube via user Emisoras Unidas (Guatemalans last month commemorated the thousands of victims of the Central American country’s thirty-six-year long civil war).

Online Sources- Huffington Post, SI.com, National Geographic, GlobalPost

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