Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Daily Headlines: February 4, 2015
* Brazil: Five top executives at oil giant Petrobras including CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster resigned amid a major corruption scandal that has shaken up Brazilian politics and has hurt the country’s economy.
* Cuba: Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, rejected the possibility of handing over the Guantanamo military base to Cuba as part of the efforts to improve relations between both countries.
* Mexico: A record number of children and women were deported from Mexico in 2014 reportedly due to a government crackdown on undocumented migrants and pressure from the U.S.
* Uruguay: Environmentalists in Uruguay expressed their concern over the potential legalization of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in order to extract oil.
Video Source – YouTube user Financial Times (“State-controlled oil producer Petrobras is at the center of the biggest corruption scandal in Brazilian history.”)
Online Sources – Reuters; Bloomberg; GlobalPost; The Guardian