Thursday, September 12, 2013
Daily Headlines: September 12, 2013
* Brazil: The Brazilian government is reportedly looking into creating its own network equipment in order to protect information privacy and prevent alleged surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
* Mexico: Thousands of striking teachers took to the streets of Mexico City as part of their protests against government-backed educational reforms.
* Venezuela: Venezuelan officials rejected a recent World Bank arbitration panel decision claiming that the South American country had “failed to act in good faith or properly compensate” ConocoPhillips for the 2007 nationalization of oil projects.
* Colombia: John Leguizamo was selected to play the late Medellin Cartel boss Pablo Escobar in a Hollywood biopic set to begin shooting this January.
Video Source – YouTube via euronews
Online Sources- The Guardian; USA TODAY; Reuters; Bloomberg; The Latin Americanist