Friday, June 22, 2012

Daily Headlines: June 22, 2012

* Paraguay: The Paraguayan Senate will hold impeachment hearings today against President Fernando Lugo over alleged “mishandling” of deadly clashes between peasant farmers and police last week.

* Brazil: Finance Minister Guido Mantega said that his country would soon sign a $30 billion currency swap pact with fellow BRICS member China.

* Mexico: Authorities arrested the son of wanted drug capo Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and accused him of working for the same Sinaloa drug gang led by his dad.

* Puerto Rico: An American Civil Liberties Union report urged the U.S. Justice Department to take over a Puerto Rican police force suspected of widespread corruption and abuse.

Video Source – YouTube via TV Publica Argentina (At least sixteen people died in Curuguaty, Paraguay last week after clashes between peasant farmers and police).

Online Sources- Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC News, ABC News

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