Friday, October 11, 2013
Daily Headlines: October 11, 2013
* U.S.: Latin American finance ministers urged the U.S. government to fix its fiscal impasse and warned that a potential debt default would lead to “devastating consequences” throughout the region.
* Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro said that the Venezuelan central bank could auction off more than $900 million every week as a measure in order to boost an economy with a 49.4% annual inflation rate.
* Ecuador: Human Rights Watch blasted Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa for “his abuse of power to suppress those he sees as his enemies (that) has reached new and alarming heights”.
* Mexico: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s name has been used in ads as part of a campaign opposed to a proposed tax on soft drinks in Mexico.
Video Source – YouTube via the Associated Press
Online Sources- NBC News; Reuters; Fox News Latino; Human Rights Watch