* Latin America: Peru, Colombia, and Chile are three of the fourteen countries that will take part in this summer’s Rim of the Pacific military exercises.
* Cuba: With the help of the local Catholic Church dissident group the Ladies In White were permitted by officials to continue their weekly Sunday protests.
* Bolivia: The government nationalized four electricity firms to go along with the 2006 takeover of the hydrocarbon sector.
* Brazil: The Brazilian Supreme Court voted against modifying a 1979 amnesty law that has protected officials from the country’s previous military dictatorship.
Image – Guardian UK (Soldiers guard the streets of Talcahuano, in southern Chile, after (February’s) earthquake.”)
Online Sources- UPI, New York Times, Guardian UK, MSNBC