Thursday, May 2, 2013

Daily Headlines: May 2, 2013

* Latin America: A Freedom House report concluded that there a rise in media controls is partly to blame for a decrease in press freedom throughout Latin America.

* Puerto Rico: Health problems, high unemployment and undetonated explosives are some of the obstacles hurting residents of Vieques ten years since the U.S. military left the island.

* Cuba: Senior U.N. officials urged the U.S. to halt the forced feeding of approximately twenty-one inmates who are on a hunger trike at the Guantanamo detention center.

* Mexico: Legislators passed a government-backed telecommunications reform bill aimed at increasing foreign investment and curbing media monopolies.

Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English

Online Sources- Washington Post; ABC News; BBC News; The Guardian

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