AFP Americas News Agenda for April 8

Duty Editor: Joseph Krauss

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What's happening in the Americas on Monday:

+ Obama in Connecticut on gun control push

HARTFORD, Connecticut: US President Barack Obama heads to Connecticut, scene of the Newtown school massacre in December, to push his case for tighter gun controls. Picture. 2145 GMT (US-POLITICS-GUNS-OBAMA)


LOS ANGELES: Closing statements in the case of an alleged German killer who posed as a member of the storied Rockefeller family for years after the crime. 1600 GMT. Picture. Expect coverage (US-CRIME-GERMANY-COURT)

WASHINGTON: The US Congress is back in session after a two-week break, with immigration and gun control legislation on the agenda. Coverage on merit (US-POLITICS-IMMIGRATION, US-POLITICS-GUNS)

-- The head of the UN nuclear watchdog Yukiya Amano participates in a policy conference, amid threats of nuclear war by North Korea. Picture. 1300 GMT Coverage on merit (US-NUCLEAR-POLITICS-IAEA)