Monday, October 31, 2011

Daily Headlines: October 31, 2011 (Updated)

* Brazil: Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is expected to start chemotherapy treatment on Monday for a malignant tumor in his larynx. (Update: According to Lula's medical team the chemotherapy is expected to last around four months and his odds of being cured of the throat cancer are "very good.")

* U.S.: An American Lung Association report concluded that Hispanics suffer disproportionately from asthma due to “social and environmental factors.”

* Panama: President Ricardo Martinelli claimed that the Panamanian economy is expected to grow by 11% this year.

* Peru: Several thousand people were left homeless after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook Peru on Saturday.

* Cuba: President Raul Castro urged Cubans to boost food production by importing less and growing more.

* Dominican Republic: A crackdown on undocumented immigrants could lead to the expulsion of thousands of migrants from neighboring Haiti.

Image – Flickr user openDemocracy (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- Bloomberg, CBS News, UPI, Voice of America, Reuters, Fox News Latino

1 comment:

Eben Webber said...

Wow. 6.9 in Peru it is a wonder that no one was killed, thank goodness. We recently had a 4.5 in my city and people were flipping out, seems pretty minute now.