Friday, December 12, 2014
Daily Headlines: December 12, 2014
* Vatican: Argentine-born Pope Francis presided over an extraordinary mass at the Vatican in honor of the day of the patroness of Latin America, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
* Cuba: Cuban musician Aldo Rodriguez Baquero denied receiving money from an allegedly secret U.S. program to fund hip-hop artists and promote anti-Castro sentiment among young people.
* Argentina: Government spokesman Jorge Capitanich claimed that Argentina will not give in to “extortion” from creditors involved in a tense debt dispute.
* Mexico: Malala Yousafzai acknowledged that there are “problems in Mexico” after a young man carrying a Mexican flag briefly interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony on Thursday.
Video Source – YouTube via Rome Reports (“Argentinian singer Ariel Ramírez composed the 'Creole Mass' 50 years ago. His son Facundo, along with Argentinian pop singer Patricia Sosa interpreted the music in St. Peter's Basilica, as Pope Francis celebrated the Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”)
Online Sources – Fox News Latino; Miami Herald; CBC News; Latin American Herald Tribune