Thursday, September 19, 2013

Daily Headlines: September 19, 2013

* Uruguay: A report from the Uruguayan Institute of Economy found that “there is no improvement in the academic results of the students” who participated in the country’s “One Child One Laptop” program.

* Brazil: While diplomatic relations between Brazil and the U.S. have been weakened due to allegations of spying, Brazil’s Finance Minister praised the Federal Reserve's decision to leave the economic stimulus unchanged.

* Venezuela: Chinese state oil company Sinopec and its Venezuelan counterpart, PDVSA, agreed to cooperate on a $14 billion development project in the Orinoco Belt.

* Puerto Rico: According to new government data, the commonwealth’s overall deficit hit a record $39 billion in the past fiscal year.

Video Source – YouTube via NTDTV (Video uploaded in 2009).

Online Sources- The Latin Americanist; MercoPress; GlobalPost; Washington Post; Reuters

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