Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Daily Headlines: August 4, 2015

* Ecuador: Leaked intelligence documents reportedly showed that Ecuadoran spies obtained private information of legislators, human rights activists and other political opponents.

* Colombia: The Colombian government proposed purchasing some 2.5 million acres of unused farmland to redistribute among victims of the decades-long armed conflict.

* U.S.: Donald Trump may have boasted that Latino voters “love” him but a new poll indicated that 75% of Latinos view the Republican presidential candidate negatively.

* Brazil: An Amnesty International report released one year prior to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics accused the city’s police of killing 5123 people from 2005 to 2014.

YouTube Source – AFP (“Some 800 indigenous activists accompanied by workers unions marched in protest of the government of President Rafael Correa (last March), demanding that the land of their ancestors be returned.”)

Online Sources – Time, The Independent, NBC News, The Guardian

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