Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Daily Headlines: June 11, 2014
* Chile: Chilean officials cancelled the HidroAysen mega-hydroelectric power project that ran into stiff opposition from environmentalists and indigenous groups.
* U.S.: Veterans of a segregated U.S. Army unit of Puerto Ricans known as Los Borinqueeners and who fought in several wars formally received the Congressional Gold Medal yesterday.
* Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff rejected criticism of Brazil’s World Cup preparations and claimed “the result and final celebration are worth the effort.”
* Argentina: World soccer ruling body FIFA could fine the Argentine men’s national team for posing with a banner reading “The Malvinas are Argentine” prior to a recent friendly match.
Video Source – CNN Chile via YouTube (Activists for and against the HidroAysen energy plan spoke out following the project’s cancellation yesterday).
Online Sources – Bloomberg; Reuters; The Guardian; NBC News