By Holly Henrichsen
Assistant Web Content Manager
After a Texas Judge refused to repeal 2 indictments against former governor Rick Perry, Perry announced that he will possibly be running in a presidential campaign for 2016. Perry has a felony case against him for abuse-of-power when he carried out a veto against state funding for public corruption in 2013 but says his plans for a presidential campaign are moving along.
Mexican authorities have detained 99 suspects in the case of the 43 missing students. The students went missing 4 months ago and the investigation is still underway. Head of Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency, Tomas Zeron de Lucio, said the motive to why the students were murdered was a case of mistaken identity. Former Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Arbaca and his wife have been charged in the case and are currently awaiting trial.
The United Nations secured the release of over 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan on Tuesday making it one of the largest demobilization’s of children soldiers ever. Many of the children are between the ages of 11 and 17 and have never been to school, instead forced to fight in the Sudan Civil War. The first 280 children have turned in their weapons and UNICEF officials say the rest of the children will be disarmed in the coming weeks. UNICEF hopes to reunite the children with their families as well as introduce them to education and training programs.
Jordan is in a terrorist and hostage exchange with ISIS. Jordan says they will release the convicted would-be suicide bomber in exchange for the Jordanian pilot currently being held by ISIS. The announcement by Jordan was made before the 24 hour deadline made by ISIS that would kill the Jordanian and Japanese hostage if the ISIS prisoner was not released. The woman connected with ISIS has been held in Jordan since 2005.