Telemundo Latin America news roundup – March 29, 2013

The latest Latin American news in under 59 seconds.

Violence broke out between protesters and police during a student march in the capital of Chile. Police used a water cannon and tear gas against the crow of students who are calling for education reforms. A Mexican weightlifter who won a gold medal in Sydney died of a heart attack today according to Mexico‘s Olympic Committee. Soraya Jimenez was 35 years old and was battling various health problems over the years. Authorities in the Dominican Republic seized nearly two tons of cocaine, the largest drug haul for authorities there this year. The cocaine is estimated to be worth more than 20 million dollars according to authorities. And more than 30 actors gathered on the shores of a river in Lima Peru on Thursday to re-enact the baptism of Jesus Christ. This was the 34rd straight year the bearded actor played the role during Holy Week celebrations.

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