Friday, January 6, 2012

Daily Headlines: January 6, 2012

* Brazil: Heavy rains have hit parts of Brazil including the town of Campos dos Goytacazes whose 20,000 residents were evacuated due to a dam burst.

* U.S.: The Justice Department gave Congressional investigators documents relating to the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun smuggling program to Mexico as well as a similar plan run under the Bush administration.

* Colombia: Officials vowed to continue their offensive against the UrabeƱos crime gang in response to the group imposing a “shut-down of northern Colombia” yesterday.

* Peru: Lori Berenson returned to Peru on Thursday after spending seventeen days in a legally approved visit to the U.S.

Video Source – YouTube via Associated Press

Online Sources- TVNZ, CNN, Colombia Reports, Reuters AlertNet

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