* Mexico: Vicente Fox continues his outspokenness in his post-presidential career; in an interview with the Miami Herald, he blasts the Bush administration over immigration and criticizes Barack Obama on free trade.
* El Salvador: The Council on Hemispheric Affairs analyzes the numerous issues that continue to divide El Salvador.
* Panama: The government is backing the creation of a controversial new intelligence agency it claims will cut down on crime.
* Paraguay: Recently-inaugurated President Fernando Lugo is trying to fulfill his campaign promise of reform by dismissing the head of national police as well as sacking the armed forces commanders.
Sources- The Latin Americanist, Associated Press, BBC News, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Miami Herald