Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Daily Headlines: August 15, 2012
* Venezuela: According to the head of the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory prison violence has increased since “the policies the government has implemented and all the work that has been done has not focused on protecting the lives of inmates.”
* Ecuador: The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry denied recent news reports alleging that the South American country will provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
* Argentina: The Argentine government is expected to approve this week the use of new genetically modified soybean seeds.
* Panama: The much-awaited Panama Canal expansion could be delayed by six months and add an extra $523 million to the $5.25 billion project.
Video Source – YouTube via brianandrewsntn24 (Video uploaded in January 2012).
Online Sources- TVNZ, Huffington Post, Reuters, Tico Times