Friday, August 17, 2012
Daily Headlines: August 17, 2012
* Dominican Republic: Newly inaugurated president Danilo Medina vowed that he would enact policies aimed at lowering illiteracy rates and helping the millions of residents mired in poverty.
* Brazil: Attorneys for Chevron filed an appeal seeking to overturn a ban against operating in Brazil due to an offshore oil spill last year.
* Peru: According to the Peruvian military five troops were killed during a battle with Shining Path rebels.
* Cuba: Police reportedly detained three dissidents yesterday who were said to have been handing out leaflets critical of the government.
Video Source – YouTube via teleSUR English
Online Sources- BBC News, ABC News, Reuters, Miami Herald