Thursday, May 22, 2014
Daily Headlines: May 22, 2014
* Brazil: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could join Matias Fernandez of Chile and (possibly) Radamel Falcao of Colombia on the list of South American soccer stars that will miss the World Cup due to injury.
* Argentina: Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known by the pen name of “Quino” and creator of the Mafalda comic character, was named as this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities.
* Cuba: The Cuban government is believed to be behind the hacking of the new website launched yesterday by dissident blogger and activist Yoani Sanchez.
* Venezuela: The diplomatic tug-of-war between the U.S. and Venezuela hasn’t stopped state-run oil firm PDVSA from receiving a “$2 billion credit line” from several companies including Halliburton and Schlumberger.
Video Source – YouTube user David Peradze
Online Sources – BBC News; SI.com; LAHT; ABC News