Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daily Headlines: February 24, 2015

* Brazil: Indonesia’s president denied granting clemency to eleven foreigners facing the death penalty for drug smuggling including a Brazilian national.

* U.S.: A senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has caused the virus to be “exported” to Mexico.

* Panama: The former president of Panama's top court, Alejandro Moncada, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges.

* Mexico: The Mexican government sent a note of protest to the Vatican after Pope Francs warned against the “Mexicanization” of the drug trade in Argentina.

Video Source – YouTube user CCTV America (“Indonesia has recalled its ambassador to Brazil, adding to a diplomatic row over executions. A Brazilian drug smuggler was put to death last month.”)

Online Sources – Reuters; The Guardian; The New York Times; NBC News

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