* U.S.: Several recent studies have concluded that Latinos suffer from eye disorders such as blindness and cataracts more than other U.S. ethnic groups.
* Brazil: Nearly three weeks after a Brazilian rancher was convicted in the 2006 murder of nun/activist Dorothy Stang a jury sentenced a second rancher to nearly thirty years in jail.
* Puerto Rico: In a sign of the island’s weakened economy federal regulators closed and sold three Puerto Rican banks over the weekend.
* Costa Rica: Star striker Bryan Ruiz’ 24 goals helped FC Twente win the Dutch first division soccer title for the second time in franchise history.
Image – alphaville.org
Online Sources- Los Angeles Times, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, MarketWatch, Guardian UK