Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Daily Headlines: October 15, 2014
* Latin America: Twenty-five Latin American and Caribbean countries signed an agreement pledging to abolish child labor throughout the region.
* Brazil: Are Brazilian presidential polls like the recent one that put challenger Aécio Neves ahead of incumbent Dilma Rousseff “inaccurate and misleading”?
* Colombia: Proceedings began this week in a British court where more than one hundred Colombian farmers are suing BP over alleged environmental damages.
* Mexico: A new survey in Mexico found that over half of respondents cut down on the consumption of sugary beverages after a new tax on soft drinks went into effect.
Video Source – International Labour Organization via YouTube (Video from 2005).
Online Sources – The Guardian; LAHT; Xinhua; BBC News; The Latin Americanist