* Chile: Chile's ambassador in Argentina reigned yesterday after a stunning verbal faux pas praising the dictatorship under the late strongman Augusto Pinochet.
* El Salvador: San Salvador’s archbishop praised President Mauricio Funes for “taking important steps” to promote democracy in El Salvador.
* Venezuela: The country’s new government-regulated foreign exchange market is set to begin operations today.
* Bolivia: Bolivia’s legislature approved a measure designed to give indigenous communities more judicial autonomy.
Image – The Guardian (2006 image of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet).
Online Sources – MSNBC, BBC News, Spero News, Wall Street Journal,