Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Daily Headlines: December 29, 2015 (Updated)
* Colombia: Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said that the removal of landmines in Colombia “will take a generation, tens of thousands of specialists and lots of international aid.”
* Venezuela: The Venezuelan Violence Observatory claimed that Venezuela’s murder rate increased to 27,985 killings in 2015 or approximately ninety per 100,000 residents.
Update: On a related note, El Salvador's homicide rate jumped by a whopping 70% in 2015 with nearly 104 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
* Puerto Rico: Time is running out for Puerto Rico to make a $1 billion payment and prevent default by next Monday.
* Mexico: The bullet-ridden bodies of four people including that of Carlos Rosales Mendoza, co-founder of Mexico’s La Familia Michoacana drug gang, were abandoned near a highway in Morelia.
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Online Sources including Update– BBC News, ABC News, CNNMoney.com, Fox News Latino, Voice of America