Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Daily Headlines: September 1, 2015

* Mexico: Mexican human rights groups claimed that forced disappearances are on the rise including an estimated 26,000 cases over the past eight years.

* Nicaragua: An extra $700 million could be added to the $50 billion price tag for the construction of Nicaragua’s interoceanic canal.

* South America: The Organization of American States (OAS) rejected a Colombian proposal to hold an urgent meeting over a growing migratory crisis with Venezuela.

* Brazil: A feature article in Brazilian newsmagazine Epoca accused ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of acting as a lobbyist in Cuba for a construction firm involved in a major bribery scandal.

YouTube Source – La Jornada (Several thousand protesters marched in Mexico City last week to mark the 11-month anniversary of the disappearance and possible massacre of 43 Ayotzinapa college students.)  

Online Sources – JOC.com, Reuters, NBC News, teleSUR English

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