* Cuba: Slow progress has reportedly been made in migration talks between the U.S. and Cuba in part due to the imprisonment of a U.S. contractor in Havana.
* Peru: A U.S. judge blocked rewarding a Venezuelan man over $10 million based on his role in bringing down the controversial former head of Peruvian intelligence Vladimiro Montesinos.
* Latin America: According to a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute arms spending in Latin American continued in 2009 with Brazil and Colombia leading the way.
* Mexico: Intellectuals, ordinary Mexicans, and (ironically) politicians have all paid tribute to author Carlos Monsiváis who died on Saturday.
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Online Sources- Reuters, San Francisco Examiner, The Latin Americanist, MSNBC, UPI