Friday, June 6, 2014
Daily Headlines: June 6, 2014
* Latin America: A recent International Labor Organization study of developing countries found that the middle class in Latin America is expanding at a very fast rate.
* Venezuela: A judge ruled that opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez should remain in jail on the same day that an International Commission of Jurists report blasted problems in the Venezuelan judicial system.
* Colombia: Colombia’s conservative President Juan Manuel Santos and his rightwing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga participated in a televised debate amid an ugly and tight presidential race.
* Guatemala: The murder rate in Guatemala fell by over ten percent in the first five months this year though the country’s homicide rate is among the world’s highest.
Video Source – YouTube user BizAsiaAmerica
Online Sources – LAHT; Colombia Reports; VOXXI; Reuters; The Guardian