* Haiti: President Rene Preval rejected and deemed “unacceptable” a series of U.S. Congressional proposals for Haiti’s upcoming elections.
* Mexico: At least two people died in northern Mexico as a result of heavy winds and rains from Hurricane Alex.
* Guatemala: Costa Rica’s Attorney General was selected to head the U.N. anti-corruption commission for Guatemala.
* Brazil: Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue was reopened after an extensive four-month renovation.
Image – Al Jazeera English (Haiti's president ordered that national elections take place in November).
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