Thursday, January 22, 2015

Daily Headlines: January 22, 2015

* U.S.: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Dominican-American author Junot Díaz named by a panel of literary critics as the best 21st-centrury novel thus far.

* Argentina: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner alleged that prosecutor Alberto Nisman didn't commit suicide and he received false information during his investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing.

* Chile: Authorities will start a new a probe into the death of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda who may have been poisoned days after the infamous military coup of 1973.

* Venezuela: President Nicolâs Maduro proposed increasing fuel prices and raising the minimum wage by 15% in order to try to boost a Venezuelan economy in recession.

Video Source – YouTube user Writer’s Confessions

Online Sources – Reuters; The Guardian; The Latin Americanist; TIME; Newsweek

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