Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Daily Headlines: May 7, 2013

* South America: Rodrigo Riofrio, Ecuador’s ambassador to Peru, was removed from his post after his involvement in a fight in a Lima supermarket led to heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

* Cuba: One of the “Cuban Five” men convicted of spying on the U.S. in 2001 will reportedly renounce his U.S. citizenship so he can stay in Cuba.

* Puerto Rico: Immigration officials believe that there has been a spike in the number of Haitian migrants traveling to Puerto Rico in order to reach the U.S. mainland.

* Brazil: Catholic Church hierarchy in Brazil excommunicated a "popular" priest over his public comments in favor of birth control and same-sex marriage.

Video Source – YouTube via user 24HorasPTV

Online Sources- Reuters; Huffington Post; NBC News; The Guardian

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