* Thieves stole a pair of paintings worth over $100 million from the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo.
* The Mercosur trading bloc signed a key free trade agreement with Israel earlier this week.
* Immigrant children are five times more likely to be diagnosed with lead poisoning that U.S.-born kids in New York City, according to a study to be published next month.
Sources- BBC News, Bloomberg, International Herald Tribune, The Latin Americanist, Monsters & Critics
Image- Gulf Times (Pablo Picasso’s “Portrait of Suzanne Bloch” was one of the pieces nicked in a robbery carried out yesterday in Brazil)