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

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