Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Daily Headlines: July 14, 2015

* Brazil: A new UNICEF report found that the number of homicides of Brazilians under the age of 19 has doubled over the past 25 years to about 28 teens and children each day.

* Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican officials met with creditors in order to seek a restructuring plan for the commonwealth’s $72 billion debt and days before a $93 million bond payment is due.

* Mexico: Popular Mexican musician, actor and songwriter Joan Sebastian passed away on Monday at the age of 64 from cancer.

* Cuba: Could the improving diplomatic ties between Cuba and the U.S. soon lead to an end to the “wet-foot-dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants?

YouTube Source – CCTV America (UNICEF have criticized a proposed constitutional amendment in Brazil to reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16).

Online Sources – Latin American Herald Tribune, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Billboard, Fox News Latino