Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Daily Headlines: April 17, 2013
* Mexico: Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, the architect behind Mexico’s iconic Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Estadio Azteca, died yesterday on his 94th birthday.
* Guatemala: "Are we animals that they can do anything to us?" said one of the over one hundred eyewitnesses to the horrors of war who have testified at the genocide trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.
* Haiti: The International Organization for Migration found that the number of people displaced by a January 2010 earthquake has decreased from about 1.5 million to just over 320,000.
* Brazil: Some seven hundred indigenous Brazilians have barricaded themselves in Congressional offices to protest a bill that would reportedly give legislators "a say in the demarcation of indigenous territory."
Online Sources – Art Daily; ABC News; Huffington Post; National Catholic Reporter; The Latin Americanist
Video Source – YouTube via user axbord