Friday, March 28, 2014

Daily Headlines: March 28, 2014

* Vatican: Argentine-born Pope Francis and U.S President Barack Obama met for the first time on Thursday and reportedly discussed topics like “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.”

* Venezuela: Colombia’s president claimed that the Venezuelan government accepted holding a dialogue with opposition activists, while the U.S. State Department warned that sanctions could be imposed against Venezuelan officials “if there's no democratic space for the opposition.”

* Mexico: Latin America's largest solar power plant was inaugurated in Mexico on Wednesday and is expected to provide electricity to some 164,000 people.

* Brazil: A new poll found that Brazilian President Dilma Roussef’s approval rating slipped but 51% of respondents still support her.

Video Source – Univision Noticias via YouTube (On Wednesday, Pope Francis greeted several U.S. immigrant’s rights activists as well as a ten-year-old girl whose father is in the process of being deported).

Online Sources-; ABC News; AFP; Fox News Latino; Reuters

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