Friday, January 30, 2015

Daily Headlines: January 30, 2015

* Argentina: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended her right to publicly opine over the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman while pressure continues to mount against the government since his suspected suicide earlier this month.

* Dominican Republic: Dominican Finance Minister Simon Lizardo claimed that his country finished paying off a multibillion dollar debt owed on Venezuelan oil shipments.

* Cuba: The White House rejected Cuban President Rául Castro’s call for the U.S. to hand over the Guantanamo military base as part of the effort to normalize ties between both countries.

* Mexico: The plummeting price of oil led the Mexican government to announce the slash of $8.4 billion from the federal budget and postpone development of a controversial high-speed rail project.

Video Source – YouTube user euronews

Online Sources – BBC News; Bloomberg; Reuters; The Latin Americanist; BBC News

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