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