Friday, December 26, 2014

Daily Headlines: December 26, 2014 (Updated)

* Argentina: Former dictator Reynaldo Bignone received a twenty-five year prison sentence for the illegal adoptions of children during the “Dirty War” era.

* U.S.: U.S. immigration officials began a pilot program earlier this month to place GPS tracking devices on undocumented migrants caught crossing the border from Mexico. 

* Colombia: The FARC rebels agreed to release a Colombian soldier who was kidnapped hours before a ceasefire want into effect on December 20th.

Update: Th FARC freed soldier Carlos Becerra Ojeda on Friday.

* Nicaragua: At least two people have died during protests this week against construction of a $50 billion interoceanic canal.

Video Source – YouTube user locomotiv63

Online Sources – The Independent; The Guardian; Voice of America; Latin American Herald Tribune; NBC News

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