Thursday, July 11, 2013

Daily Headlines: July 11, 2013 (Updated)

* Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff announced that an additional $1.3 billion would be spent on health care and education in light of recent anti-government protests held in June.

Update: Mass protests resumed today in several major cities by striking workers calling for better labor conditions and improved social services.  The demonstrations have reportedly blocked ports and major roadways and also "paralyzed" the Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre public transit systems.

* Mexico: Mexico’s main opposition party, the National Action Party, is proposing changing the constitution in order to break up the PEMEX state-run oil monopoly.

* Latin America: According to Transparency International, Argentina and Mexico are the most corrupt countries in Latin America.

* Dominican Republic: At least one person was killed in the Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Chantal makes its way through the Caribbean.

Video Source – YouTube via Al Jazeera English

Online Sources- Xinhua; The Latin Americanist; International Business Times; Bloomberg; USA TODAY

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