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 Urabeños 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