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 CromaƱon 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

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