Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Daily Headlines: February 2, 2016

* Dominican Republic: A group of U.S. rabbis who recently visited the Dominican Republic condemned the country’s immigration laws that left “stateless” tens of thousands of residents of Haitian background.

* Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican officials presented a restructuring plan that would cut its debt from $49.2 billion to $26.5 billion, while the debt issue will likely be discussed at a meeting scheduled today between President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

* Venezuela: Problems at Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA are to blame for Pastor Maldonado likely being out of Formula 1 racing.

* Brazil: Child labor in Brazil dropped by 43% over the past decade according to new government statistics.

YouTube Source – AFP (Video uploaded on November 2015).

Online Sources – Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, Reuters, Autoweek

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