Friday, June 7, 2013

Daily Headlines: June 7, 2013

* Mexico: Approximately 165 kidnap victims – mostly migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - were freed by Mexican troops in northern Tamaulipas state.

* Guatemala: Ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt will be retried on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in April 2014, which is nearly a year after his original conviction was overturned.

* Cuba: 125 U.S. soldiers will be sent to serve as guards at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay where over half of the detainees have been on a hunger strike since February.

* Brazil: According to new government data green house gas emissions have decreased by 39% between 2005 and 2010 partly due to a nosedive in deforestation.

Video Source – YouTube via Univision Noticias (Tamaulipas was the same Mexican state where in 2010 the corpses of 72 migrants were found abandoned at a ranch).

Online Sources- Reuters; Hispanically Speaking News; The Latin Americanist; Nature; Military Times

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