Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 24, 2012

Canoe and Forest
* Brazil: The country’s lower house of Congress is expected later today to approval a controversial environmental proposal that critics claim would lead to increased deforestation.

* Latin America: The Universidade de Sao Paulo, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil are Latin America’s top three universities according to a new study.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chávez broke his nine-day public silence on Monday night after speaking by phone to Venezuelan state television from Cuba.

* Mexico: Shares of Wal-Mart tumbled by almost 5% yesterday after it was reported over the weekend that execs tried to cover-up an investigation into bribery allegations in Mexico.

Image Source – Flickr via nsub1 (CC BY 2.0)

Online Sources- Fox News Latino, Bernama, The Guardian, CNBC.com

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