Monday, April 20, 2015

Daily Headlines: April 20, 2015

* Guatemala: Aura Elena Farfán, a Guatemalan human rights advocate who helps locate individuals missing during the country’s 36-year civil war, was one of four Latin Americans named in Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

* Venezuela: China and Venezuela agreed to strengthen their military ties, and the Asian state reportedly loaned another $5 billion to the South American country.

* Mexico: A Mexican Congressional report found that the 2014 Tlatlaya massacre of 22 civilians by the military was an “illegal, excessive, and a disproportionate use of force”.

* Cuba: A pair of independent candidates failed in their attempt to become the first non-Communist Party representatives in the Cuban legislature.

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Online Sources – Tico Times, International Business Times, Reuters, GlobalPost, Deutsche Welle

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