Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daily Headlines: October 18, 2011

Felipe Calderón - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009
* Mexico: Members of the opposition PRI are incensed at President Felipe Calderon’s suggestion that they might seek deals with drug gangs if their candidate wins the presidency next year.

* Bolivia: Over 1500 indigenous marchers protesting against a controversial highway project are close to arriving at the capital city of La Paz.

* Brazil: An International Monetary Fund director warned that debt problems in European countries like Greece could lead to “capital flight” from Brazil.

* Central America: At least 84 people have died as a result of landslides and flooding caused by days of heavy rainfall.

Image – Via Flickr user World Economic Forum. (“Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico captured during the session 'Reviving Economic Growth' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2009.”) (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- Reuters, BusinessWeek, Al Jazeera English, Boston.com

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