1) CANADA’S TRUDEAU WINS 2ND TERM BUT LOSES MAJORITY
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections yesterday.
He lost the majority but delivered unexpectedly strong results despite having his image tarnished after a series of scandals.
Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. However, falling short of a majority meant the Liberals would have to rely on an opposition party to pass legislation.
2) VENEZUELANS BUY FUEL WITH FOOD TO BATTLE INFLATION
Motorists in socialist Venezuela are now paying for their fuel with a little food, a candy bar or just a cigarette.
With the economy in shambles, bartering at the fuel station has taken off as hyperinflation makes Venezuela’s paper currency, the bolivar, hard to find and utterly worthless in some denominations.
Gas is so dirt-cheap station attendants don’t even know the price.
The South American nation of roughly 30 million people is gripped by a deepening political and economic crisis.
3) PLANE CRASHES IN RESIDENTIAL STREET IN BRAZIL
Three people died after a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Belo Horizonte.
According to local media reports, the aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from the Carlos Prates Airport, hitting three cars that also caught fire.
Firefighters said one of the victims was inside the aircraft, one was inside a car and one was a pedestrian.