Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Daily Headlines: May 9, 2012
* Venezuela: In the latest troubles to hit the Venezuela prison system, “heavy gunfire” was reported yesterday at a facility where inmates began rioting eleven days ago.
* Haiti: Will a push to “rebrand” Haiti as a major tourist destination fail or succeed?
* Peru: Scientists believe that a warming of coastal waters may have led to the recent deaths of over 4000 sea birds that have washed up on Peruvian beaches.
* Uruguay: According to the latest FIFA monthly rankings Uruguay continues as Latin America’s highest-ranked team and third in the world.
Video Source – YouTube via YoSoiTV (Amateur footage allegedly showing gunfire breaking out on Tuesday in the La Planta prison in Caracas)
Online Sources- TSN, Miami Herald, The Guardian, BBC News