Monday, October 21, 2013

Daily Headlines: October 21, 2013 (Updated)

* Latin America: Antonia Brenner, a U.S. nun who counseled inmates in a Tijuana prison for over three decades, died last Thursday while acclaimed Cuban-American author Oscar Hijuelos passed away earlier this month.
* Brazil: The Brazilian government will move forward with the auctioning of several offshore oil deposits despite opposition from Petrobras workers and local labor unions.

Update: Police clashed with protesters in Rio de Janeiro while the first auctions for the Libra offshore oil field were being held today.  

* Panama: The 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama City ended on Saturday with the absence of fourteen heads of state and agreement to hold the conference less often.

* Peru: Peruvian officials announced that they would investigate the “out-of-control slaughter” of thousands of dolphins each year.

Video Source – YouTube via user KPBSSanDiego

Online Sources including Update- Huffington Post; CNN; Business Recorder; Los Angeles Times; ninemsn; Time

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