Thursday, February 25, 2016

Daily Headlines: February 25, 2016 (Updated)

* Brazil: Police have sought the arrest of six executives of a mining firm run by Vale and BHP Billiton over the collapse of a dam that killed seventeen people in Minas Gerais last November.

* U.S.: Could Brian Sandoval, the Latino Republican governor of Colorado, be chosen as the Supreme Court successor to recently deceased judge Antonin Scalia? (Update: Nope).

* Guatemala: The brother of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti is the latest figure to be detained as part of a probe into widespread corruption in Guatemala.

* Cuba: The Cuban government gave permission for seven “high profile” dissidents to travel abroad in a move that comes about one month prior to U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to to the island.

YouTube Source – CCTV (Last November, the U.N. found that “Brazil's Doce River contains high levels of heavy metals and other toxic chemicals following the country's worst-ever environmental disaster.”)

Online Sources including Update– Sydney Morning Herald, CBS News, BBC News, The Tico Times, CNN

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