* Cuba: A former State Department worker was sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of spying for Cuba.
* U.S.: As many as ten Utah state government workers could have been behind a blacklist of over 1300 mostly Latino residents that contained personal information and alleged that they were undocumented immigrants.
* Argentina: Argentina raised tariffs on several Brazilian goods, which may reportedly bring tension to trade talks between the E.U. and Mercosur bloc.
* Guatemala: Sen. John Kerry urged U.S. immigration officials to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to Guatemalans hurt by natural disasters days after the TPS deadlines was extended for Salvadorans and Haitians.
Image – MSNBC (“Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Michael Harvey, center, argues against the release of Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers, right, in this artist's rendition of a June 10, 2009, detention hearing.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, Xinhua, examiner.com, UPI, boston.com