Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Daily Headlines: June 18, 2014

* Brazil: Following a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed his confidence that both countries can improve diplomatic relations weakened by revelations last year of U.S. intelligence surveillance on the South American state.

* Cuba: Health officials have confirmed the first six cases of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus, which has ravaged through the Caribbean and recently reached South America.

* Chile: A Spanish firm will release a volume of previously unpublished poems by Pablo Neruda that were found in a library named after the late Chilean Nobel laureate.

* Bolivia: Animal rights activists in Bolivia are up in arms after a military instructor killed a live dog and smeared its blood on students’ faces.

Video Source – PBS NewsHour via YouTube (Uploaded in September 2013).

Online Sources – Reuters; ABC News; Latin Times; The New York Times; The Latin Americanist

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