Friday, October 4, 2013
Daily Headlines: October 4, 2013
* Mexico: Mexico City police clashed with several of the thousands of people who marched on the 45th anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre to protest against President Enrique Peña Nieto’s economic plans.
* Ecuador: The Ecuadorian legislature overwhelming approved a controversial proposal made in August by President Rafael Correa to allow oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park.
* Brazil: Ten members of a Brazilian police unit aimed at addressing crime before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games have been accused of torturing and killing a construction worker.
* Colombia: Representatives of the FARC rebels claimed that peace talks with the Colombian government have achieved “modest progress.”
Video Source – YouTube via Univision Noticias
Online Sources- Deutsche Welle; CNN; The Latin Americanist; Bloomberg; The Guardian