Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Daily Headlines: October 1, 2013 (Updated)

* Brazil: A Brazilian court dismissed a lawsuit against Chevron and Transocean seeking about $18 billion in damages for a November 2011 offshore oil spill.

* Latin America: According to the International Monetary Fund, Latin America is the region that would be the most hurt if U.S. interest rates rise faster than that country’s economic recovery.

* Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro expelled three senior U.S. Embassy officials from Venezuela and accused them of plotting to sabotage the economy.

Update: The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela claimed today that the expelled officials "were in Bolivar state conducting normal diplomatic engagement" and "completely rejected the Venezuelan government's allegations of U.S. government involvement in any type of conspiracy to destabilize the Venezuelan government."  

* Argentina: Representatives of Argentina and Iran will meet in Geneva next month in order to continue discussions related to the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires cultural center.

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Online Sources including Update- NBC News; Mercopress; BBC News; Reuters

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