Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Daily Headlines: May 30, 2012

* Cuba: Spanish firm Repsol will cease looking for oil off the Cuban coast weeks after their first attempt ended up dry.

* Brazil: A coalition of indigenous groups have “blocked roads and occupied government buildings” and called for better healthcare for their communities.

* Venezuela: With five months to go in the race for the Venezuelan presidency a recent poll showed that current leader Hugo Chavez has a five-point lead over rival Henrique Capriles.

* U.S.: According to a WNYC analysis of New York Police Department data 86% of teens stopped by officers last year were either black or Latino.

Video Source – (This video report from July 2010 describes how Repsol hoped to successfully drill for oil off the Cuban coast. Alas it was not to be).

Online Sources- WNYC, Miami Herald, LAHT, BBC News

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