Friday, January 2, 2015
Daily Headlines: January 2, 2015
* Mexico: The F.B.I. is reportedly aiding in the search for 43 Ayotzinapa students missing for more than three months while relatives of the disappeared continue to put pressure on Mexican authorities.
* Brazil: In her second inauguration speech, President Dilma Rousseff vowed to lead a “national pact against corruption” in response to a major kickback scandal hitting state-run oil firm Petrobras.
* Cuba: Despite the recent rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, the State Department criticized an apparent crackdown against dissidents on the island.
* Argentina: Survivors and victims’ families of the Republica Cromañon nightclub fire gathered this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy that killed 194 people.
Video Source – YouTube user Ojos DePerro
Online Sources – Latin American Herald Tribune; CNN; NBC News; CBC News