Monday, June 9, 2014

Daily Headlines: June 9, 2014

* Brazil: A recent report found that the Brazilian prison system houses nearly 568,000 inmates despite only having a capacity of 357,219 prisoners.

* Venezuela: A photo of a bearded and jailed Leopoldo Lopez was published while anti-government protesters in Caracas called for his liberation and the resignation of President Nicolás Maduro.

* Argentina: The Argentine men’s national soccer team backed their country’s claim of the Falklands by posing with a banner reading “The Malvinas are Argentine” prior to a friendly match on Saturday.

* Guatemala: A Swiss court sentenced Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen to life in prison for the extrajudicial killings of seven inmates in 2007.

Video Source – euronews via YouTube

Online Sources – LAHT; ABC News; BBC News; The Washington Post

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