Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daily Headlines: April 4, 2012

Huaconada de Mito Patrimonio Cultural y Material de la Humanidad
* Peru: The federal government approved a new law aimed at improving consultation with indigenous communities before the development of mining and oil projects.

* Brazil: A Brazilian federal prosecutor launched a second multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Chevron and Transocean regarding a recent offshore oil leak.

* Guatemala: Police captured Horst Walter Overdick, an suspected drug trafficker accused of working as the Guatemala contact for Mexico’s Zetas drug gang.

* Venezuela: The Venezuelan foreign ministry rejected an E.U. safety ban on state-run airline Conviasa.

Image Source – Flickr via destacadoshuancayo (Peruvian indigenous dancers). (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Online Sources- Reuters, LAHT, BBC News

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