* Chile: President Sebastián Piñera has requested international aid in the attempted rescue of 33 miners trapped 450 yards beneath the surface.
* Guatemala: Arrest warrants have been issued against sixteen people including a former presidential candidate over clashes during a 2006 prison takeover.
* Bolivia: According to officials new deposits of natural gas have been found in an old field and will be destined for export to Argentina.
* Mexico: Airline Mexicana’s woes continued with the suspension of fifteen international flights due to the firm’s fragile financial situation.
Image – Al Jazeera English (“Authorities said 130 rescue workers had been dispatched to try to save the trapped miners.”).
Online Sources- New York Times, BusinessWeek, Reuters AlertNet, Vancouver Sun