Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daily Headlines: July 15, 2015

* Argentina: Argentina’s River Plate gained a 2-0 advantage over Guarani of Paraguay in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores and, hence, took a solid step forward in its quest to win its first Libertadores crown since 1996.

* Venezuela: Authorities barred prominent opposition activist and ex-legislator María Corina Machado from public office in a move that could prevent her from running in this December’s local elections.

* Brazil: The offices of Fernando Collor de Mello, the Brazilian ex-president who resigned in 1992 amid a major corruption probe, were raided by investigators looking into the Petrobras kickback scandal.

* Mexico: The opening of Mexico’s oil industry after 77 years of control by PEMEX starts today with the auction of fourteen offshore blocks.

YouTube Source – FootballMania

Online Sources – SBS, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg

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