Monday, April 23, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 23, 2012

* Mexico: Officials at Wal-Mart have come under fire after a former executive of the retail giant’s Mexico division alleged that the company paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure permits to build new stores.

* Argentina: A new poll found that 62% of Argentines backed their government’s decision to take over majority control of energy firm YPF from Spain’s Repsol.

* Venezuela: Information Minister Andres Izarra denied rumors that President Hugo Chavez was close to death and accused opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles of being a “political fatality.”

* Peru: President Ollanta Humala said that changes to the Conga mining project have made it safer despite concerns by locals over possible environmental damage.

Image Source – Flickr via Adam_d_ (Interior of a Wal-Mart in Merida, Mexico). (CC BY 2.0)

Online Sources- BBC News, AFP, The Latin Americanist, Bloomberg, MSNBC

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