Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Daily Headlines: March 18, 2014

Note: Before getting to today’s headlines, we would like to wholeheartedly apologize for publishing this post so late in the day.  This delay is inexcusable and a major error that we hope not to commit again.

* Brazil: U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who is undergoing his first Latin American trip since taking office over a year ago, traveled to Brazil where he’s hoping to repair weak relations resulting from denunciations made by intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.

* U.S.: A group of twenty-four living and deceased U.S. Army veterans including several born in Puerto Rico and Mexico will receive the Medal of Honor.

* Venezuela: Flights to and from Venezuela with Air Canada were cancelled due to “ongoing civil unrest” jeopardizing the safety of the airline carrier's operation.

* Guatemala: Former Guatemalan resident Alfonso Portillo pled guilty in a U.S. federal court and admitted that he accepted $2.5 million in bribes in order to continue recognizing Taiwan diplomatically.

Video Source – euronews via YouTube

Online Sources- Bloomberg; The Latin Americanist; CBC News; ABC News

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