Thursday, April 19, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 19, 2012

* Latin America: According to the International Monetary Fund, economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to slump this year but rebound in 2013.

* Venezuela: Former Supreme Court judge Eladio Aponte Aponte, who was removed from his post over supposed ties to drug traffickers, has reportedly become a DEA informant “providing detailed information on drug trafficking operations in Venezuela.”

* Brazil: As part of a federal government push to revive a recent economic slump the benchmark interest rate might be decreased to a record low.

* Argentina: Are there cracks in the support of South American governments to Argentina’s Falklands claim?

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Online Sources- MarketWatch, InSight Crime, Bloomberg, Bernama

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