Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Daily Headlines: May 27, 2015

* Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro quashed speculation of dollarizing the Venezuelan economy in light of a rapidly depreciating national currency and rumors of local divisions of foreign car companies considering making transactions in U.S. dollars.

* Colombia: The International Crisis Group warned that the recent suspension of the FARC’s unilateral ceasefire could lead to an escalation of Colombia’s armed conflict and “fresh humanitarian damage.”

* Brazil: Brazil has accepted nearly 2000 Syrian refuges, which is more than any other nation in Latin America.

* Mexico: At least fourteen people died in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuña following a tornado that occurred on Monday.

Online Sources – NBC News, ABC News, Fox News Latino, International Crisis Group

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