Friday, June 11, 2010

Daily Headlines: June 11, 2010

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez announced that he would halt electricity rationing that had been occurring nationwide since January.

* Cuba: A group of 74 dissidents including blogger Yoani Sanchez and protesting journalist Guillermo Farinas signed a letter supporting U.S. legislation to ease travel restrictions to Cuba.

* Haiti: The U.S. Congress has threatened to withhold millions of dollars in aid unless Haiti’s government implements specific judicial reforms.

* Peru: The government announced plans to sell a 20% stake in state-owned oil firm Petroperu though it may not be a popular measure with Peruvians.

Image – The Telegraph (“Police officers control traffic during a partial blackout in Caracas.”)
Online Sources- Wall Street Journal, BBC News, BusinessWeek, Reuters

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