* Guatemala: As part of a planned lifting of a ban on all international adoptions Guatemalan authorities will obligate DNA tests for all prospective adoptees.
* U.S.: First it was the late Salvadoran bishop Oscar Romero. Now its labor rights activist Dolores Huerta who has become the latest Latino non grata for most Texan school officials.
* Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo vowed to continue an armed forces crackdown against the Paraguayan People's Army rebels.
* Venezuela: The country’s economy continues to be in a recession according to government figures released on Tuesday.
Image –Time (2007 image of babies in a Guatemalan orphanage).
Online Sources - MSNBC, BBC News, statesman.com, AP, The Latin Americanist