Monday, July 9, 2012

Daily Headlines: July 9, 2012

Note: Unfortunately blogging will be very light today. Therefore, we’re posting an extended edition of our daily headlines from around the Americas.

* Peru: Tensions remain high in the Cajamarca region where five people died during protests against the multi-billion dollar Conga gold mining project.

* Mexico: Despite accusations of vote-buying and electoral fraud Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to soon be officially declared the winner of Mexico’s recent presidential election.

* Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez and opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles have accused each other’s campaigns of provoking violence.

* Latin America:
According to a newly released United Nations report approximately one-third of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean live in poverty.

* Paraguay: Weeks after the controversial removal of president Fernando Lugo the Paraguayan government accused Venezuelan officials of interfering in its affairs.

* Brazil: Could genetically modified mosquitoes be bred in order to combat dengue fever?

* U.S.: A coalition of twenty Latino civil rights groups announced the creation of a new campaign aimed at promoting LGBT rights.

* Cuba: A cholera outbreak that has killed at least fifteen people in eastern Cuba has reportedly spread to the capital city of Havana.

Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English

Online Sources- Huffington Post, MSNBC, The Hindu, Jamaica Observer, UPI, Fox News Latino, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, Washington Blade

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