Friday, June 18, 2010

Daily Headlines: June 18, 2010

* Puerto Rico: A deal was reached yesterday that may end a 56-day student strike that has paralyzed the University of Puerto Rico.

* Colombia: Over fifty miners are trapped and possibly dead due to a coal mine explosion that has already killed twenty people.

* Latin America: At a House subcommittee hearing yesterday, journalism experts highlighted the violence against media members in Latin America including countries like Honduras and Mexico.

* Chile: The government may need to scramble to find alternative funds for Chile’s earthquake reconstruction plan after the Senate rejected modifying certain mining royalties.

Image – New York Daily News (University of Puerto Rico students have been on strike for almost two months over harsh budget cuts and steep fee increases).
Online Sources- MSNBC, Dallas Morning News, Reuters, Xinhua

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