Thursday, July 9, 2015

Daily Headlines: July 9, 2015

* Colombia: Colombia’s FARC rebels announced a month-long ceasefire starting on July 20th and that comes after weeks of increased violence by guerilla against civilian and the armed forces.

* Mexico: Officials in Mexico City proposed regulations against the same app-based Uber car service that has run into strong opposition from taxi drivers across Latin America.

* Cuba: The U.S. State Department denounced a recent Cuban crackdown on dissidents but emphasized that such actions will not slow down the push to normalize bilateral relations.

* Brazil: The Petrobras bribery scandal that has hurt Brazil’s economy and led to increased scrutiny against the government could deepen after investigators identified $17 billion in “suspicious financial activity.”

YouTube Source – CCTV America

Online Sources – ABC News, Australian Business Review, Reuters, euronews, teleSUR English

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