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.
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