Monday, December 1, 2014

Daily Headlines: December 1, 2014

* Uruguay: Tabaré Vazquez returns to the Uruguayan presidency, and will surely continue plans for a law legalizing the production and sale of marijuana.

* Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro announced last Friday that government spending will be slashed amid plunging oil prices but ruled out cuts to social programs.

* Puerto Rico: San Juan’s public transportation system is paralyzed today as a result of a strike over a proposed oil tax increase.

* Mexico: The China Railway Construction Corporation will reportedly bid again on a high-speed railway line even though Mexican officials recently revoked a Chinese-led bid.

Video Source – euronews via YouTube

Online Sources – MercoPress; ABC News; Reuters

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