Friday, January 28, 2011

Daily Headlines: January 28, 2011

* Venezuela: At least 37 people are reportedly infected with cholera in Venezuela while a dozen Venezuelans are being treated for the disease in areas like Madrid and Boston.

* Brazil: The country’s environment agency gave the green light for the construction of a massive dam in the Amazon rain forest that opponents claim would cause widespread damage.

* Colombia: Researchers at New York’s Stony Brook University concluded that coca cultivation has led to a rapid deforestation in Colombia.

* Chile: An official investigation will be opened in order to examine how former president Salvador Allende died in a 1973 military coup.

Image – SPL via BBC News (“Cholera is spread by contaminated food or water.” It has been alleged that cholera spread into Venezuela by visitors who traveled to the Dominican Republic.)
Online Sources- El Universal, Reuters, UPI, Al Jazeera English

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