Friday, May 6, 2016
Daily Headlines: May 6, 2016
* El Salvador: Salvadoran authorities claimed that homicides declined last April by 15.8% but some analysts worry the government’s “zero tolerance approach” could lead to increased gang violence.
* Venezuela: At an Organization of American States meeting, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused the U.S. of orchestrating a campaign of “ongoing and relentless aggression” against her country.
* Colombia: Colombian police arrested Nidal Waked, a man named by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency as “one of the world's most significant drug money launderers and criminal facilitators.”
* Haiti: Several thousand protesters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to demonstrate over the political crisis stemming from delayed presidential elections.
YouTube Source – CCTV America (“In El Salvador, it's estimated someone is murdered every hour. It could become the world's most violent country if not already.”)
Online Sources – Reuters, The Miami Herald, BBC News, SBS