Monday, October 12, 2015

Daily Headlines: October 12, 2015

* Brazil: Finance Minister Joaquim Levy declared his intent to stay in his post despite a political and popular backlash against President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity plans for the economy.

* Haiti: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reportedly requested a one-year extension to what could be the final peacekeeping mission for the organization in Haiti.

* Argentina: The Argentine government once again railed against “illegal” offshore oil and gas exploration by foreign firms near the disputed Falkland Islands.

* Mexico: The Mexican men’s national soccer team will head to the 2017 Confederations Cup following a thrilling 3-2 win over bitter rivals, the U.S.

YouTube Source – AFP (“Unions and social movements, traditional allies of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, march (last September) to protest planned budget cuts by President Dilma Rousseff's government.”)

Online Sources – NBC News, CTV News, Latin American Herald Tribune, NPR

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