Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daily Headlines: August 16, 2011

* Bolivia: Over 500 mostly indigenous demonstrators protesting the construction of a highway through the rainforest are marching over 300 miles to La Paz.

* Venezuela: The Venezuelan economy may have its problems but it seems like that hasn’t affected the considerable growth in the country’s stock market this year.

* Cuba: Newly declassified documents showed that several U.S. planes were downed by friendly fire during the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.

* U.S.: According to a impreMedia and Latino Decisions poll nearly half of Latino respondents believed that raising taxes on the wealthy is the “only way” to solve the budget crisis.

Image – AP via BBC News (“The marchers say the road threatens their ancestral territory.”)
Online Sources- Al Jazeera English, Reuters, LAHT, Voice of America, New American Media

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