Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daily Headlines: June 16, 2011

* U.S.: Federal officials were blasted during a congressional hearing yesterday regarding “Operation Fast and Furious”, a sting operation to track weapons purchases into Mexico that backfired.

* Uruguay: This year’s Copa Libertadores champion will be decided next week after the first game of the finals between Penarol from Uruguay and Brazil’s Santos ended scoreless.

* Venezuela: While President Hugo Chavez continues to recuperate from pelvic surgery in Cuba, Venezuelan legislators debate whether it’s legal for him to rule from abroad.

* Colombia: Former president Alvaro Uribe has some explaining to do later today in front of a congressional panel investigating an illegal wiretapping program by intelligence agents.

Image – Reuters via BBC News (“Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they saw hundreds of guns sold.”)
Online Sources- CBS News, Colombia Reports, Bloomberg,

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