* U.S.: According to Border Patrol data the number of migrant deaths rose last year to 417; thus marking the first increase in four years.
* Honduras: The U.S. government’s push towards international recognition of a post-Zelaya regime includes backing a “truth commission” and advocating that Honduras be readmitted to the Organization of American States.
* Bolivia: Standard & Poor’s raised Bolivia’s debt ratings due to “the country’s resilient economy and prudent fiscal policy.”
* Argentina: An Argentine pilot accused of participating in “Dirty War” murders has returned to his native land after being extradited from Spain.
Image – boston.com (“An obelisk and a barbed wire fence mark the border between the United States and Mexico on at Montezuma Pass, Arizona.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, Reuters, BBC News, AP, BusinessWeek