* Mexico: Bad news for the economy - foreign direct investment plummeted in the first quarter this year by 36%.
* Venezuela: Is the U.S. spying on Venezuela? Hugo Chavez thinks so.
* Argentina: Authorities have accused two brothers, age seven and nine, of having “no mercy” in the murder of a two-year-old girl.
Sources– The Latin Americanist, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, earthtimes.org
Image- boston.com (“Brazil's state-run Petrobras P-40 oil platform undergoes maintenance as it floats in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in this Wednesday, March 21, 2001 file photo.”)