Monday, February 29, 2016
Daily Headlines: February 29, 2016
* Guatemala: Two former military officials were sentenced to over one century in prison for the enslavement and systemic raping of indigenous women during the Guatemalan civil war.
* Argentina: The Argentine government reached a $4.65 billion deal to repay four holdout creditor funds as part of a settlement to repay debt from the country’s $100 billion default in 2001.
* Brazil: Ex-Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is reportedly considering running for another term in 2018 despite being investigated under the “Lava Jato” corruption scandal.
* Venezuela: A new $5 billion loan and gold mining venture could save Venezuela from falling into default.
YouTube Source – AFP
Online Sources – Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, The Guardian, Bloomberg