Monday, March 9, 2015

Daily Headlines: March 9, 2015

* Mexico: “Torture and abuse are widespread in Mexico,” according to a report that will be published today from U.N. Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez of Argentina.

* Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff urged Brazilians to back new austerity measures she claimed are needed in order to “rebalance our economy.”

* South America: Peru recalled its ambassador to Chile amid a growing scandal over Peruvian military officials supposedly paid to spy for their southern neighbor.

* Cuba: The New York Cosmos soccer squad will allegedly become the first U.S. professional sports team in sixteen years to play a game in Cuba.

Video Source – YouTube user Amnesty International (Video published in 2013).

Online Sources – teleSUR English; Reuters; The New York Times; Deutsche Welle

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