Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Headlines: October 22, 2014

* Uruguay: Leading presidential opposition candidate Luis Lacalle Pou claimed that if he wins Sunday’s election he would repeal Uruguay’s landmark project to legally grow and sell marijuana.

* Puerto Rico: A U.S. federal district judge cited a 1972 Supreme Court ruling and upheld Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage.

* Venezuela: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein called on Venezuelan authorities to free imprisoned politician Leopoldo Lopez.

* U.S.: U.S. immigration officials last week extended Temporary Protected Status benefits for an estimated 87,000 Honduran and Nicaraguan migrants until July 2016.

Video Source – teleSUR English via YouTube

Online Sources – NBC News; LAHT; ABC News; USA TODAY

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