Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Daily Headlines: August 20, 2013

* Peru: Local environmental groups released video purportedly showing members of the heavily isolated Mashco-Piro indigenous tribe emerging from their jungle area and attempting to seek food.

* Mexico: Mexican politicians continue to debate a major energy reform proposal made by President Enrique Peña Nieto, while plans are reportedly in the works for state-run oil giant Pemex to expand further into the U.S.
* Cuba: Major League ballplayer Yasiel Puig said that he would be willing to play for the Cuban national team if the government were to allow defectors to participate.

* Guatemala: The Guatemalan Interior Minister rejected the possibility that journalists are under attack in response to the murder on Monday of the fourth member of the media so far this year.

Image Source – YouTube via user Leandro Cabrera

Online Sources- LAHT; ESPN Los Angeles; Businessweek; Reuters; BBC News

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