Thursday, October 1, 2015

Daily Headlines: October 1, 2015

* Nicaragua: A planned interoceanic canal crossing Nicaragua is “fraught with risks and uncertainties” according to a social and environmental report commissioned by the Chinese firm in charge of construction.

* Chile: Chilean business groups backed President Michelle Bachelet’s proposal to decrease federal spending in 2016 by more than half compared to this year.

* Brazil: Five policemen in Rio de Janeiro were arrested after a viral video showed one of the officers apparently planting a firearm over the gunned down corpse of a seventeen-year-old.

* Mexico: Mexican authorities extradited thirteen alleged drug traffickers including Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez, the suspected chief of the Beltran Leyva Cartel.

YouTube Source – PBS NewsHour (Video uploaded in April 2015).

Online Sources – Reuters, Bloomberg, Vice News, BBC News

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