Monday, September 6, 2010

Daily Headlines: September 6, 2010

* Guatemala: The corruption trial of ex-president Alfonso Portillo began with prosecutors accusing him of embezzling millions of dollars of public funds.

* Latin America:
According to the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean exports throughout the region are expected to grow by 21.4% yet "warned against the heavy reliance on earnings from...natural resources".

* Brazil: With less than a month to go in the race for the presidency ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff continues her massive lead over Jose Serra in the polls.

* Venezuela:
Vice-President Elias Jaua denied that the government violated the rights of farmer Franklin Brito who died last week after a lengthy hunger strike.

Online Sources - BBC News, Reuters, Canadian Press, UPI
Image Source - EPA

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