Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daily Headlines: March 1, 2011

* Latin America: Could the recent unrest in the Middle East and North Africa hinder Latin America’s economic growth?

* Venezuela: On a related note Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rejected condemning Moammar Gadhafi and also called for “prudency” regarding Libya.

* Bolivia: President Evo Morales vowed that homes would be built for approximately 4000 people left homeless after a massive landslide on Sunday.

* Brazil: Increased oil production was credited as the main reason why Petrobras’ latest quarterly profits grew by 38%.

Image – Ben Curtis/AP via The Guardian (“Soldiers from the Libyan military's elite Khamis Brigade take up positions east of Zawiyah.”)
Online Sources- UPI, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg

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