Monday, March 17, 2014

Daily Headlines: March 17, 2014

* Chile: More than 100,000 people were briefly evacuated from coastal areas in Chile after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the northern tip of the country yesterday.

* Venezuela: Tensions remain high between the Venezuelan government and opposition demonstrators after police fired tear gas at student protesters in Caracas.

* El Salvador: The Salvadoran Supreme Electoral Court tossed out a request to annul the March 8th presidential election and declared ruling party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren as the country’s president-elect.
* Peru: Former president Alberto Fujimori was discharged from hospital following a small stroke on Friday and returned to prison where he’s serving time on charges of human rights abuses and corruption.

Video Source – euronews via YouTube (No immediate reports of damages or injuries resulted from Sunday’s tremor off the Chilean coast that also led to a tsunami warning for several hours).

Online Sources- CNN; The Guardian; Voice of America; The Latin Americanist; Reuters

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