Thursday, February 18, 2016

Daily Headlines: February 18, 2016

* Latin America: The White House confirmed that President Barack Obama will travel to two Latin American countries next March including becoming only the second sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba.

* Honduras: The National Autonomous University of Honduras' Observatory of Violence found that the Central American state’s homicide rate fell by 12% in 2015.

* Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro announced a series of economic measures such as devaluating the national currency by 37% and raising the price of gasoline for the first time since 1997.

* Bolivia: Six public employees in the Bolivian city of El Alto were killed amid protests held days before an important constitutional referendum.

YouTube Source – EFE International

Online Sources – Reuters, CNBC, Business Insider, Voice of America