Friday, September 11, 2015

Daily Headlines: September 11, 2015

* Venezuela: Could the controversial prison sentence last night against opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez provide a boost to anti-government politicos in December's legislative election?

* Puerto Rico: Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed a series of austerity measures in order to attempt to decrease most of Puerto Rico's $72 billion debt.

* Cuba: Cuban authorities will pardon more than 3500 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next week though jailed political dissidents might not be released.

* Argentina: The Argentine government welcomed a U.N. General Assembly resolution for “creating a new global framework for sovereign debt restructuring”.

YouTube Source – euronews (“Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in jail. The court found him guilty of inciting violence during anti-government street protests in 2014 in which more than 40 people were killed.”)    

Online Sources – NBC News, Reuters, BBC News, The Guardian

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