* Cuba: Folk singer Silvio Rodriguez (image) and ballerina Alicia Alonso will perform in the U.S. for the first time in decades after being granted visas by the State Department.
* Brazil: Not all Brazilian Church officials are as daft as Archbishop Dadeus Grings; yesterday the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops condemned abuse by clergy and called on prompt investigations.
* Nicaragua: Dole Foods claims that Nicaraguan farm workers who testified against the firm in a 2007 case where bribed into giving false testimony.
* Uruguay: Atletico Madrid won the inaugural Europa League in no small part due to Uruguayan Diego Forlan’s pair of goals.
Image – BBC News
Online Sources- Xinhua, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times, The Latin Americanist, Reuters