Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daily Headlines: September 10, 2013

* Peru: A new study found that illegal mining operations in Peru have led to the toxic poisoning of indigenous communities and a “very serious public health crisis”.

* Guatemala: At least 43 people died in a bus accident that took place roughly two days after eleven people were killed in a series of gang-related attacks.

* Ecuador: Ecuador’s first satellite has officially become a piece of space junk after it was hit by a Russian rocket about a month after it was launched.

* Venezuela: Amnesty International blasted the Venezuelan government’s decision to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as putting “future generations of Venezuelans at risk.”

Video Source – YouTube via PBS NewsHour

Online Sources- The Guardian; Time; Al Jazeera English; GlobalPost; Mercopress

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