Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Daily Headlines: July 27, 2016
* Latin America: Analysts with the International Monetary Fund and the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean believe the economy of the Latin American region will contract this year by 0.4% and 0.8%, respectively.
* Central America: The White House announced a series of measures aimed at helping refugees from Central America but also attempting to discourage the migrant flow from that area.
* Panama: Operators of the newly expanded Panama Canal claimed bad weather was to blame for a “damaging scrape” caused by a Chinese container ship on the waterway.
* Venezuela: Opposition politicians called on their supporters to march in Caracas today and demand that electoral officials validate efforts to hold a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.
YouTube Source – Al Jazeera English (This video examines the Argentine economy, which both the International Monetary Fund and the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean believe will weaken this year along with those from Brazil and Venezuela).
Online Sources – teleSUR English, Fox News Latino, NPR, The New York Times, Reuters