Note: Posting will be very light today but we hope to return on Monday and examine several recent news events from the Americas.
* Cuba: Members of a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee were divided in their views over whether the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba should be shutdown or continue to be kept open.
* Latin America: During his visit this week in Brazil, Pope Francis criticized the “liberalization of drug use” proposed in parts of Latin America, while a poll found that roughly two in three Mexicans are opposed to marijuana legalization.
* Mexico: Authorities reportedly rescued ninety-four migrants crammed into the back of tractor trailer that was examined at a security checkpoint in the southern Chiapas state.
* U.S.: A Pew Hispanic Center survey found that a growing number of Latino adults are getting their news from English-language sources.
Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English
Online Sources- Fox News Latino; The Guardian; ABC News; Rolling Stone; CNN