Friday, September 2, 2011

Daily Headlines: September 2, 2011

* Brazil: Brookfield Asset Management or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mall.

* Guatemala: Local health authorities claimed that as many as 2500 people may’ve been infected with sexually transmitted diseases during a series of medical experiments conducted in the 1940s by U.S. researchers.

* U.S.: As part of a court settlement the Environmental Protection Agency admitted that there was discrimination against Latino schoolchildren who were exposed to toxic pesticides in California.

* Peru: The government is expected soon present a plan that would raise mining royalties in order to pay for new social programs backed by President Ollanta Humala.

Image – LAHT (Outdoor facade of the Sambil shopping mall in Caracas, Venezuela. Foreign firms like Brookfield Asset Management and the Westfield Group are behind a boom in the construction and development of shopping malls in Brazil.)

Online Sources- The Globe and Mail, Fox News Latino, Reuters, BBC News, The Latin Americanist

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