Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daily Headlines: June 26, 2013

* Cuba: A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged him to “conduct a careful review of conditions for detainees” at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

* Latin America: Ecuador’s Foreign Minister admitted that it could take weeks to decide on the asylum request from U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, while Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro admitted his country would “consider” giving Snowden asylum.

* Haiti: A Government Accountability Office blasted U.S. efforts to help rebuild earthquake-ravaged Haiti as being beset by problems including project delays and poor planning.

* Puerto Rico: According to a new study a whopping 84% of Puerto Rican children reside in "high-poverty areas", which is seven times the comparable figure for the continental U.S.

Video Source – YouTube via user JewishNewsOne

Online Sources- Independent Catholic News; LAHT; Straits Times; The Independent; BBC News

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