Friday, April 5, 2013

Daily Headlines: April 5, 2013

* Brazil: Two of the three men suspected of killing Brazilian environmental activist couple Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espiritu Santo in 2011 were convicted and sentenced to over forty years in prison.

* Argentina: The death toll caused by a powerful, once-in-a-century storm that hit Buenos Aires province this week increased to at least 57 fatalities.

* U.S.: Immigration officials extended for an extra eighteen months Temporary Protected Status benefits for eligible Honduran and Nicaraguan expats.

* Venezuela: According to new data from OPEC, Venezuela’s oil output has gradually decreased in recent months despite contradicting information from the government.

Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English

Online Sources- El Universal, Hispanically Speaking News, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, Businessweek

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