Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Daily Headlines: October 15, 2013

* Cuba: Ladies in White leader Berta Soler claimed that a “mob paid by the (Cuban) government” disrupted a commemoration of the death of the group’s founder while three dissident journalists were arrested within a 24-hour span in Havana last week.

* Honduras: A new militarized police force that is expected to reach as many as 5000 officers started their first patrols on Monday.

* Mexico: Agustin Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor, claimed that his country is “prepared to confront” a possible U.S. debt default but observed that the “problem is so serious because the obstacle is political in nature, not financial nor economic.”

* Venezuela: The Venezuelan military released a “U.S.-chartered oil exploration ship” and its 36-member crew five days after it was seized in disputed waters claimed by both Venezuela and Guyana.

Video Source – YouTube via egberto angel escobedomorales (Members of Cuban dissident group the Ladies in White on Sunday commemorated the death of their founder, Laura Pollan).

Online Sources- Miami Herald; Reuters; Al Jazeera English; GlobalPost

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