Friday, May 23, 2008

Daily Headlines: May 23, 2008

* Brazil: State-run oil firm Petrobras found more oil near a massive offshore field discovered last year.

* Mexico: Bad news for the economy - foreign direct investment plummeted in the first quarter this year by 36%.

* Venezuela: Is the U.S. spying on Venezuela? Hugo Chavez thinks so.

* Argentina: Authorities have accused two brothers, age seven and nine, of having “no mercy” in the murder of a two-year-old girl.

Sources– The Latin Americanist, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg,

Image- (“Brazil's state-run Petrobras P-40 oil platform undergoes maintenance as it floats in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in this Wednesday, March 21, 2001 file photo.”)

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