Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Daily Headlines: October 7, 2014
* Ecuador: As many as 2500 “micro-traffickers” of drugs could be freed from prisons in Ecuador as part of a new crime law that took effect in August.
* Argentina: U.S. federal judge Thomas Griesa continues to put pressure on the Argentine government in its legal battle against paying millions of dollars to bondholders.
* Colombia: At least eleven residents of a Colombian indigenous village died due to a lighting strike yesterday.
* Haiti: Researchers examining a shipwreck near Cap-Haitien, Haiti concluded that it did not belong to the Santa Maria, one of the three vessels used by Christopher Columbus in his 1492 voyage to the Americas.
Video Source – The Washington Office on Latin America via YouTube
Online Sources – NBC News; CNN; MercoPress; The Latin Americanist; The Guardian