Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Daily Headlines: September 30, 2015

* Peru: A thirty-day state of emergency was declared for Peru’s Apurimac region after at least four people died in violent anti-mining protests.

* Argentina: The Argentine government accused the U.S. of failing to cooperate with them in locating an ex-intelligence chief who may have been involved in the mysterious death of top prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

* Puerto Rico: The U.S. Congress is apparently hesitant over allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy on its $72 million public debt despite a push by the island’s officials.

* Brazil: In the latest negative sign for Brazil’s economy, the 8.6% unemployment registered between May and July was the highest since the monthly rate in August 2009.

YouTube Source – teleSUR English (“The US$7.4 billion Chinese-Australian owned copper mining project in Challhuahuacho in Arequipa province has been criticized for its effects on the environment.”)

Online Sources – UPI, Latin American Herald Tribune, Reuters, The Latin Americanist, CNBC

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