Friday, September 25, 2015

Daily Headlines: September 25, 2015

* Venezuela: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that he would meet with his Guyanese counterpart, David Granger, at the U.N. in order to discuss a bilateral border dispute related to offshore oil fields.

* Colombian: Human rights group Amnesty International expressed guarded optimism over a transitional justice deal signed on Wednesday by the Colombian government and FARC rebels.

* Costa Rica: Costa Rica is typically referred to as the “Switzerland of Central America” but the country is facing a spike in crime that could include over 500 homicides by the end of 2015.

* Latin America: Gallup's Law and Order Index for the sixth straight year showed, “residents of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014 were the least likely in the world to feel secure in their communities.”

YouTube Source – AFP (“Venezuelan Army officials (last July) held a military parade 90 kilometers away from the border with Guyana, amid an escalating border dispute between the two nations after a significant offshore oil find.”)

Online Sources – NBC News, Amnesty International, The Latin Americanist, Gallup, InSight Crime

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