Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Daily Headlines: January 7, 2015

* Dominican Republic: Pedro Martinez became the second Dominican and twelfth Latin American to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

* Paraguay: In what sounds like a repeat from 2013, Paraguayan protesters in a labor dispute have resorted to crucifying themselves.

* U.S.: While Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, several dozen protesters demonstrated outside the White House against Peña Nieto’s visit.

* Cuba: According to the State Department, Cuba released “some” of the fifty-three inmates regarded by the U.S. as political prisoners.

Video Source – YouTube user CDN 37 (Residents of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic celebrated the election of Pedro Martinez to baseball’s Hall of Fame).

Online Sources – New York Times; ABC News; The Latin Americanist; NBC News; Newsweek

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