Friday, September 18, 2015

Daily Headlines: September 18, 2015

* Chile: Areas of the Chilean port city of Coquimbo were declared disaster zones after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake Wednesday night left at least eleven people dead and one million evacuated.

* Mexico: Mexican authorities announced the capture of Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, the suspected head of the Guerreros Unidos gang behind the disappearances of 43 Ayotzinapa college students one year ago this month.

* Cuba: Jose Cabanas, the head of the Cuban interests section in Washington, has been named as Cuba’s first ambassador to the U.S. since 1961.

* U.S.: The Copa America Centenario tournament is still scheduled to be played next year in the U.S. despite numerous indictments against current and former regional soccer body officials.

YouTube Source – Times of Oman (“New aerial video shows the devastation in the coastal town of Coquimbo after Chile's 8.3 earthquake.”)

Online Sources – teleSUR English, BBC News, Tico Times, The Latin Americanist, CBS News

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