Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Headlines: February 26, 2015

* Venezuela: Political tensions have intensified following the February 19th detention of Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma and the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday.

* Guatemala: Ex-Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo could soon return to his homeland after he was released from a U.S. prison where he served less than a year on bribery charges.

* U.S.: A new study found that Latinos are expected to account for more than 40% of job growth in the next five years mainly due to an increase in the number of working age Latinos to offset retiring “baby boomers.”

* Haiti: Approximately 10,000 protesters in Port-au-Prince called on better treatment and more respect of Haitians living in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Video Source – YouTube user ODN (“A policeman has shot dead a teenage boy during an anti-government protest in Venezuela.”)

Online Sources – Fox News Latino; ABC News; The Globe and Mail; Reuters

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