Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily Headlines: August 24, 2016

* Chile: “(Latin America) doesn’t take the issue seriously or dedicate the resources it deserves,” claimed a Chilean AIDS rights activist after the government issued a health alert over 1.2 million faulty Chinese-made condoms distributed via a public health program.

* Latin America: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is expected to visit six Latin American states this week and sign numerous agreements with countries like Cuba and Bolivia.

* Argentina: Declassified British intelligence documents apparently showed Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the Falklands War in 1982.

* Central America: The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala pledged to launch a new joint force aimed at curbing drug traffickers and criminal gangs.

* Mexico: Mexican transportation officials eliminated the private concession from the operators of the “La Bestia” freight train line used by an estimated 450,000 migrants heading northbound from Central America.

* Venezuela: Arbitrators affiliated with the World Bank ordered Venezuela to pay more than $1.2 million to Canadian firm Rusoro Mining over the nationalization of gold mines in 2011.

* United States: Non-voting undocumented Latinos could play an important role in pushing the growing Latino electorate to head to the polls in the presidential election this November.

YouTube Source – Vice News

Online Sources – The Hill, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, Christian Science Monitor, Vice News, Fox News Latino, Reuters

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