Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Daily Headlines: March 25, 2014

* U.S.: Chilean Pablo Larraín will make his Hollywood debut by directing an upcoming Scarface remake where the protagonist is a Mexican immigrant who tries to make a name for himself in Los Angeles.

* Brazil: A new poll found that most Brazilians are skeptical of this summer's World Cup while the mayor of Porto Alegre admitted that his city may have to withdraw from hosting matches of the premier soccer tournament.

* El Salvador: El Salvador’s top electoral court dismissed appeals by the country’s opposition party of electoral fraud and confirmed Salvador Sanchez as president-elect by a razor-thin 0.22%.

* Haiti: Sandra Honore, the U.N.’s main representative in Haiti, said that the country “still has the highest number of cholera cases in the world” even though she admitted “progress is being made” to combat the epidemic.

Video Source – YouTube user George Lewis (Trailer to the 1983 version of Scarface, which starred Al Pacino as a Cuban-born drug capo in 1980s Miami).

Online Sources- The A.V. Club; The Guardian; Prensa Latina; BBC News; ABC News

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