Thursday, July 7, 2011

Daily Headlines: July 8, 2011

* Mexico: A sixteen-year cross-border trucking dispute between the U.S. and Mexico could soon be resolved unless the U.S. Congress rejects a bilateral deal.

* Paraguay: A planned expedition spearheaded by Britain’s National History Museum was cancelled partly due to possible health risks when coming into contact with indigenous Paraguayan tribes.

* Peru: Official celebrations began yesterday to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham.

* Brazil: Transport Minister Alfredo Nascimento resigned from his post over allegations of corruption in the awarding of contracts.

Image – John Nordell / The Christian Science Monitor via (“Trucks barrel down Interstate 95 during the morning rush hour in this 2002 file photo. A new agreement, signed Wednesday by representatives of the US and Mexican governments, will allow cross-border trucking for the first time in 15 years – if Congress signs off.”)
Online Sources- Bloomberg, Reuters, LAHT, The Telegraph

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