Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Daily Headlines: June 9, 2015

* Mexico: The results of the Mexican local elections on Sunday included a victory for the country’s first independent governor but also a win for the status quo with the ruling coalition keeping their House majority.

* Nicaragua: Why is the suicide rate for Nicaraguans ages 15 to 24 nearly double the average for Latin America?

* Colombia: Authorities accused the FARC rebels of forcing 200,000 gallons of crude oil to be dumped in the Amazon jungle province of Putumayo.

* U.S.: A new Pew Research Center found that 56% of Latinos back same sex marriage versus 38% who are opposed to it.

YouTube Source – Channel 4 News (Mexico’s local elections on June 7th were marred by escalated violence, protests against the political process and negative campaigning between candidates).

Online Sources – USA TODAY, NBC News, Colombia Reports

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