Thursday, May 14, 2015

Daily Headlines: May 14, 2015

* Latin America: A new report from the Inter-American Development Bank and International Monetary Fund, a record $65 billion in remittances were sent to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014.

* Paraguay: Several hundred Paraguayans marched to call attention to the plight of child sex abuse victims amidst a debate over whether or not a raped 10-year-old girl should be allowed to undergo an abortion.

* Cuba: U.S. presidential hopeful Marco Rubio assailed Pope Francis for his stance on Cuba and said that the Argentine-born pontiff is “not a political figure.”

* Chile: Researchers believe that climate change is to blame for the degradation of the world’s oldest mummies that were found in Chile and date as far back as 7000 BC.

YouTube Source – CCTV Americas (Video uploaded in January 2014).

Online Sources – MercoPress, TIME, PRI, The Latin Americanist, CBS News

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