* Brazil: The official death toll from heavy floods in northeastern Brazil is 44 but that tally could skyrocket as hundreds of villagers continue to be missing.
* Latin America: An agreement over the future of whaling failed in part due to the pressure of Latin American delegates to seriously curb the hunting of whales.
* Mexico: Diplomats in Mexico and the U.S. are in discussions over what to do if they find oil fields that cross their shared border.
* Cuba: Did the Cuban Catholic Church help release jailed political activist Darsi Ferrer?
Image – CNN (“The Mandau river caused extensive damage in Branquinho, Alagoas state, northeastern Brazil.”)
Online Sources- CNN, BBC New, MSNBC, Al Jazeera