Monday, June 30, 2014

Daily Headlines: June 30, 2014

* Paraguay: The Red Cross warned that the flooding that has led to the evacuation of some 300,000 people in Paraguay could lead to "outbreaks of disease like dengue and chikungunya".

* Brazil: A new scientific study concluded that Indonesia has surpassed Brazil as the country with the world’s highest rate of deforestation.

* Cuba: Red Bull gives you wings…except if you travel illegally to Cuba.

* Venezuela: More than half of Venezuela including the capital city of Caracas was in the dark for several hours on Friday due to a blackout.

Video Source – BBC World via YouTube

Online Sources – Red Cross; BBC News; Reuters; Bloomberg

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