* Three former Chilean military officers were fine and sentenced to ten years in prison over a murder committed during the rule of ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet.
* Mexican state oil-firm PEMEX may lose its monopoly over oil refinement and pipelines if a proposal by the country’s Senate is passed.
* The U.N. will investigate possible corruption by peacekeeping forces in several operations such as those in Haiti, according to a spokeswoman on Tuesday.
Sources- Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, International Herald Tribune, AFP
Image- Christian Science Monitor (2002 image of Brazil’s notorious Carandiru jail)