* U.S.: A declassified cable showed that in 1976 then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger cancelled warning South American diplomats of the risk of being targeted in political assassinations.
* Latin America: No damage or injuries have been reported as a result of a pair of “moderate” earthquakes that shook parts of the Caribbean and Central America yesterday.
* Ecuador: President Rafael Correa threatened to introduce plans for oil nationalization unless foreign firms work out favorable deals with the government.
* Venezuela: Former champion boxer Edwin Valero was arrested yesterday after he confessed to killing his wife. (Update: This morning Valero was found dead in a police jail after an apparent suicide.)
Image- Daily Kos (1970s era photo of Henry Kissinger with former Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet. The recently declassified cable from Kissinger halting warnings over diplomats being targeted for murder came five days before the infamous killing of Chilean exile Orlando Letelier).
Online Sources- New York Daily News, AFP, The Telegraph, AP, Xinhua