Monday, August 6, 2012

Daily Headlines: August 6, 2012

* Mexico: The uniquely talented and headstrong Mexican singer Chavela Vargas passed away yesterday at the age of 93 due to respiratory failure.

* Honduras: Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to bring heavy rains today to Honduras and then strengthen into a hurricane by the time it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday.

* Peru: More than 100 villagers in Santa Rosa de Cajacay have gotten sick as a result of a toxic spill from a major copper mine.

* Chile: Documents unearthed by the DPA news agency detailed how the government under the late dictator Augusto Pinochet “systematically spied on foreign media correspondents in Chile.”

Video Source – YouTube via user monre1949 (Costa Rican-born singer Chavela Vargas embraced Mexican ranchera music and established herself as an icon in her adopted country).

Online Sources- BBC News, Reuters, ABC News, Business Recorder

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