* Latin America: According to Interpol the southeastern African country of Mozambique has become “a corridor” for illegal drugs from Latin America into Europe.
* Brazil: President Lula da Silva has proposed strengthening already existing laws restricting foreign ownership of Brazilian land.
* Chile: No casualties or major damages were reported after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook parts of central Chile yesterday.
* Venezuela: Police arrested an opposition politician who allegedly was found with explosive devices in his residence.
Image – BBC News (“West Africa, rather than southern Africa, is more often associated with drug smuggling”.)
Online Sources- CNN, AFP, The Telegraph, UPI