Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Headlines: January 28, 2015 (Updated)

* Peru: The Peruvian Congress rejected a controversial labor reform law following pressure from young workers who believed the proposal discriminated them.

* Cuba: Former Cuban President Fidel Castro allegedly penned an article supporting the diplomatic rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba despite admitting distrusting American policy.

Update: Earlier today, Current Cuban leader RĂ¡ul Castro placed several conditions on fully normalizing ties between his country and the U.S. including returning the Guantanamo military base and lifting the decades-long trade embargo.

* Brazil: State-run energy firm Petrobras reported a third quarter loss of 9.1% but didn’t reveal how much money had been lost in a major corruption sandal.
* Venezuela: Is legislative chief Diosdado Cabello the head of a Venezuelan drug trafficking ring according to the claims of a defecting ex-top government bodyguard?

Video Source – YouTube user Reuters

Online Sources (including Update) – Voice of America; GlobalPost; Reuters; Miami Herald; ABC News

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