Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Daily Headlines: October 22, 2013

* Uruguay: Government drug chief Julio Calzada said that the Uruguay plans to sell marijuana legally for $1 per gram, or roughly an eighth what it costs at legal medical dispensaries in some U.S. states, in order to combat drug trafficking.

* Haiti: According to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs about the number of survivors of a major 2010 earthquake living in camps has dropped by 89% since its peak of 1.5 million people over three years ago.

* Cuba: Cuban officials reported an increase in visitors from the U.S. traveling to the island though its still below the number of tourists from countries like Canada, Germany and Britain.

* Venezuela: The Venezuelan stock market is one of the world’s “best performing” despite domestic economic problems such as high inflation and food shortages.

Video Source – YouTube via euronews (Video uploaded last August).

Online Sources- LAHT; The Guardian; Los Angeles Times; ABC News;

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