Friday, August 29, 2014

Daily Headlines: August 29, 2014

* Brazil: Federal police thwarted “the largest deforestation gang in Brazil's Amazon rain forest” responsible for destroying 38,000 acres of land worth an estimated $222 million.

* Mexico: Mexico’s crackdown on undocumented migrants may have reportedly led to a decreased flow of Central Americans trying to reach the U.S. but it could lead to an increase of migrants opting to stay in Mexico.

* Nicaragua: At least twenty-five workers are trapped after heavy rains caused the landslide of a gold mine located in a “remote” part of northern Nicaragua.

* Ecuador: President Rafael Correa rejected claims that plans to create the world's first government-issued digital currency will replace Ecuador’s current currency, which is the U.S. dollar.

Video Source – YouTube user The Daily Conversation

Online Sources – teleSUR English; NBC News; The Guardian; ABC News

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