* Puerto Rico: Unemployment on the commonwealth decreased by 0.2% in June but remains high at 16.6%.
* Latin America: The head of the Organization of American States’ permanent council said that he was forced to resign days before an extraordinary session of the regional body on Venezuela-Colombia relations.
* Haiti: A general strike has been planned for today in protest against government plans to hold elections this November.
* Peru: Archeologists discovered the remains of a person who lived 1200 years ago as part of the pre-Incan Sican culture.
Image – Christian Science Monitor (“A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Zero layoffs" in Spanish during a protest…(last October) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.”)
Online Sources- LAHT, El Universal, Miami Herald, AFP