Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Daily Headlines: March 11, 2015
* Venezuela: An irate President Nicolás Maduro said that he will lead a Venezuelan defensive military exercise this weekend in light of the diplomatic crisis between his country and the U.S.
* Brazil: The office of the comptroller general opened a case against ten construction firms connected to the scandal-ridden oil giant Petrobras.
* Guatemala: Two members of the media and local journalist rights activists were murdered in southern Guatemala.
* Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the one-month suspension of military bombings on FARC camps in recognition of the progress made in peace talks with the government.
Video Source – YouTube user Reuters (“Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares support in a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro following U.S. measures against Venezuela.”)
Online Sources – teleSUR English; NBC News; Reuters; BBC News; The Latin Americanist