Friday, October 31, 2014

Daily Headlines: October 31, 2014

* South America: Venezuela’s PDVSA will import light crude allegedly as a “cost-saving” measure while Argentine legislators approved an energy reform bill that reportedly could help boost the country’s shale oil production.

* Colombia: The FARC rebels admitted to “assuming their role” in Colombia’s armed conflict but claimed to have never purposefully targeted the civilian population.

* Nicaragua: How has Nicaragua avoided the rampant gang violence that has led to high crime rates in other Central American countries?

* Panama: Regulators in Panama fined a U.S. firm seeking to sell the world’s first genetically modified salmon for human consumption.

Video Source – CCTV America via YouTube

Online Sources – Reuters; Bloomberg; NPR; Latin American Herald Tribune; Inter Press Service

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