Weekly News Update on the Americas
Issue #1151, November 11, 2012

1. Dominican Republic: Student Killed During Protest Against “Reform”
2. Honduras: Four Dead in Latest Aguán Violence
3. Mexico: 14 Police Are Charged in Attack on CIA Agents
4. Puerto Rico: Fortuño Loses--But Did Statehood Win?
5. Links to alternative sources on: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Caribbean, Haiti, US/policy, US/immigration

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*1. Dominican Republic: Student Killed During Protest Against “Reform”
Dominican medical student Willy Warden Florián Ramírez was shot dead on Nov. 8 as police attempted to break up a demonstration by students at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) protesting a “fiscal reform” that the Chamber of Deputies passed that day. Police reportedly used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition as masked students threw rocks at the agents and at passing cars. According to the human rights organization Amnesty International (AI), witnesses said police agents shot Florián and then used tear gas against people who tried to come to his aid. Police officials claim a video shows a masked protester firing at police agents. At least three other students, two police officers and a bus ticket collector were injured in the clashes. (El Diario-La Prensa (New York) 11/8/12 from correspondent via La Opinión (Los Angeles); AP 11/9/12 via Hoy (Dominican Republic); AI press release 11/9/12)

Although police officials said they were waiting for the results of a forensic examination of the bullet that killed Florián, they appeared to agree with witnesses that police agents were responsible.[...]

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