Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Daily Headlines: April 4, 2012
* 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