Friday, February 13, 2015

Daily Headlines: February 13, 2015

* Uruguay: Uruguayan President-elect Tabare Vazquez said that he was unsure if he will accept a second group of Syrian refugees after his inauguration on March 1st.  

* Cuba: A bipartisan group of six senators introduced a bill aimed at ending the decades-long U.S. trade embargo against Cuba despite opposition from Cuban-American legislators.

* Colombia: The Colombian government welcomed the FARC’s vow to halt the recruitment of minors but called on the rebels to free all of their child soldiers.

* Mexico: Mexican authorities will review the tax filings of nationals who allegedly dodged paying taxes by opening bank accounts in the Swiss division of HSBC.

Video Source – YouTube user AFP (“Thirteen Syrian refugees attended school for the first time (last October) in Montevideo, after arriving in Uruguay with their families less than two weeks ago”).

Online Sources – GlobalPost; USA TODAY; The West Australian; Reuters

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