Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily Headlines: July 1, 2010

* Venezuela: PDVSA officials claimed that several small oil leaks that caused a tar-like slick in Lake Maracaibo are “under control.

* Mexico: The brother of recently assassinated politico Rodolfo Torre was selected by the PRI to run for Tamaulipas governor.

* Dominican Republic: According to a USAID study Dominican farmers use thousands of highly toxic pesticides that make the food they grow unfit for export.

* Latin America: A leading congressional Democrat- Rep. Steny Hoyer- urged the Obama administration to push for free trade deals with Panama and Colombia.

Image – Businessworld
Online Sources- Reuters, Dominican Today, BusinessWeek, The Latin Americanist, AFP

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