* U.S.: Politics can be an ugly game. Just ask Mari Carmen Aponte whose nomination as ambassador to El Salvador has been held up due to her former fling with a Cuban-born businessman.
* Venezuela: Via his Twitter account President Hugo Chavez announced that he would sign $40 billion in investment deals with foreign oil firms.
* Brazil: Ronaldinho and Adriano are two of the notable absences from Brazil’s preliminary World Cup roster.
* Bolivia: One of Bolivia’s leading labor unions is spearheading an indefinite work strike against the Morales government.
Image – Hispanic National Bar Association (Senate Republicans claimed that Mari Carmen Aponte’s previous relationship with Roberto Tamayo raises red flags).
Online Sources- Miami Herald, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, ESPN