Friday, April 20, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 20, 2012

* Honduras: Several thousand poor farmers occupied lands as part of a dispute with large landowners and the government while protests took place nationwide yesterday “against the high cost of living and the rapid increase of fuel prices.”

* Brazil: Finance Minister Guido Mantega presented a deal to the International Monetary Fund that would give the organization more support from the BRICS group of emerging economic countries.

* Dominican Republic: Health officials are scrambling to control a cholera outbreak that has already killed at least one person.

* Panama: The crew of a Carnival Cruise Lines ship has come under fire after ignoring calls for help from a stranded Panamanian fishing vessel.

Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR

Online Sources- BBC News, Tico Times, Reuters, USA TODAY, CBC News

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