* Venezuela: PDVSA officials claimed that several small oil leaks that caused a tar-like slick in Lake Maracaibo are “under control.”
* Mexico: The brother of recently assassinated politico Rodolfo Torre was selected by the PRI to run for Tamaulipas governor.
* Dominican Republic: According to a USAID study Dominican farmers use thousands of highly toxic pesticides that make the food they grow unfit for export.
* Latin America: A leading congressional Democrat- Rep. Steny Hoyer- urged the Obama administration to push for free trade deals with Panama and Colombia.
Image – Businessworld
Online Sources- Reuters, Dominican Today, BusinessWeek, The Latin Americanist, AFP