* Cuba: President Raul Castro and two leading Cuban Catholic Church officials met on Wednesday and discussed “the sensitive issue of imprisoned political dissidents.”
* Chile: President Sebastian Pinera’s first state-of-the-nation speech delivered today focused on post-earthquake recuperation and improving the Chilean economy.
* Central America: Did a Costa Rican website go too far in claiming that the “Panama Canal is controlled by Israelis” or is the Panamanian government overreacting?
* Latin America: SABMiller may’ve had strong sales in Latin America yet the major brewer posted less-than-expected earnings.
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Online Sources- FT.com, Tico Times, Bloomberg, New York Times