Monday, February 16, 2015

Daily Headlines: February 15, 2014

* Cuba: Nearly three out of four Latinos back the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba while a 43% plurality are opposed to the trade embargo according to a new poll.

* Bolivia: President Evo Morales reaffirmed Bolivia's claim to access to the sea that was lost to Chile nearly 150 years ago.

* Nicaragua: "We are all dying from it, it’s a total epidemic," said one of the thousands of sugarcane harvesters diagnosed with the same chronic kidney disease that has claimed at least 20,000 lives in Nicaragua over the past two decades.

* Latin America: Moscow: Russian defense officials claimed that there are no plans to establish military bases in Latin America but Moscow is considering potentially creating "resupply and technical support points" in parts of the region.

Online Sources -South Florida Sun-Sentinel; The Guardian; teleSUR English; Zee News

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