Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Headlines: July 18, 2011

* South America: In the latest Copa America upsets Brazil missed all of their attempts in a decisive penalty shootout against Paraguay while Venezuela surprisingly eliminated Chile.

* Peru: President-elect Ollanta Humala’s approval rating has decreased in the weeks leading to his July 28 inauguration.

* Ecuador: Authorities enacted a three-day ban on alcohol after at least 21 people died from contaminated liquor.

* Chile: All but two of the 33 miners rescued from an underground mine last year have sued the Chilean government and accused the mining agency of overlooking safety regulations.

Image – Marcelo Sayao/EPA via The Guardian (“Brazil's Fred misses the deciding penalty, giving the victory to Paraguay in the Copa América quarter-final.” Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile were all surprisingly eliminated in the quarterfinal stages.)
Online Sources- Bloomberg, CNN, Reuters

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