Telemundo Latin America news roundup – February 12, 2013

The latest Latin America news in under 59 seconds.

Four people died and five were injured in Brazil after a Carnival float caught fire at dawn. Witnesses say the float struck a power line and burst into flames.  A Carnival cruise ship remains stranded in the Gulf of Mexico a day after the engines caught fire.  Passengers went without food and running water for a day and a half. The ship is expected to return Wednesday. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa currently heads the polls in the country’s upcoming election. With Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez still sick, a victory may give him more political weight in Latin America. Retired Cuban president Fidel Castro praised his brother’s recent economic changes in a rare interview released today. He said it was about time Cuba brought itself ‘up to date.’

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