* Haiti: With roughly five weeks to go before the deadline for Haitians to solicit temporary protected status immigration officials have received a less-than-expected 51,881 applications.
* Latin America: Could microfinance institutions help push the economies of several Latin American countries?
* Chile: Seventeen Chileans will be tried in absentia in France over the disappearance of four French and French-Chilean nationals in the 1970s.
* Cuba: The E.U. said it would not modify its political policy towards Cuba, which has been to seek closer relations with Castro regime while also denouncing widespread human rights abuses.
Image – nj.com (“Inola Dugue (C) and other Haitian nationals receive assistance from volunteer lawyers during a Temporary Protective Status (TPS) immigration application clinic at Medgar Evers College on January 30, 2010 in Brooklyn.”)
Online Sources- AP, Huffington Post, Reuters, LAHT