* Panama: At least two people were killed during clashes between police and banana plantation workers upset with the government’s economic policies.
* Peru: Will Peruvian authorities allow alleged Russian spy Vicky Pelaez to return to her birth country?
* U.S.: Rest in peace Ramon Eduardo Ruiz; the Mexican-American historian, professor, and National Humanities Medal award winner died at the age of 88.
* Cuba: A trio of Cuban nationals face life in jail after deceiving Cuban migrants and holding them for ransom in Mexico.
Image – Miami Herald (“An unidentified man is aid after being injured during clashes with police in Changuinola, western Panama, Thursday, July 8, 2010.”)
Online Sources- Miami Herald, Reuters, The Telegraph, Los Angeles Times