Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Daily Headlines: February 17, 2015

* Latin America: Victims of child abuse from several countries in the Americas including Argentina, Mexico and Peru and urged Pope Francis to take stronger actions against clergy suspected of abuse.

* Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner vowed that she will “endure” despite the pressure against her stemming from the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

* Venezuela: Organization of American States chief Jose Miguel Insulza suggested liberating imprisoned opposition activists Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado in order to help overcome Venezuela’s political crisis.

* Haiti: At least twenty people have died after a freak electrocution accident during Carnival celebrations in Port-au-Prince.

Video Source – YouTube user euronews (Video uploaded in 2013).

Online Sources – USA TODAY; The Latin Americanist; MercoPress GlobalPost; Fox News Latino

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