Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Daily Headlines: February 19, 2014
* Venezuela: Famed Venezuelan composer, actor and musician Simón Díaz died on Wednesday at the age of 85 according to a Tweet from his daughter.
* Brazil: A British court ruled that the nine-hour detention of Brazilian David Miranda - the partner of the journalist at the center of the Edward Snowden intel leaks – at Heathrow airport last year was legal.
* U.S.: A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man near the U.S.-Mexico boundary line in California after he was allegedly struck in the face with a rock.
* Guatemala: Authorities in Guatemala arrested three people believed to be linked to the 2011 murder of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral.
Video Source – YouTube user GJRFLAMERICH (Simón Díaz performs arguably his most well-known song, “Caballo Viejo”, in this clip from a 1998 concert).
Online Sources- El Universal; Huffington Post; UPI; GlobalPost