Friday, October 2, 2015

Daily Headlines: October 2, 2015

* Central America: The confessed head of a Guatemalan customs fraud gang incriminated former President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti, while proceedings began in the corruption trial of the former vice president of the Honduran legislature.

* U.S.: Last night convicted serial killer Alfredo Prieto became the first death row inmate in Virginia  to be executed by lethal injection since 2011.

* Haiti: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was deposed from the Haitian presidency in 1996 and 2004, broke his four-year public silence to back presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse.

* Ecuador: Ecuador’s economy contracted for the second straight quarter and, thus, has officially fallen into a recession for the second time since 2009.

YouTube Source – CCTV America

Online Sources – InSight Crime, Jurist, NDTV, Bloomberg, The Washington Post

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