* Latin America: The region’s largest airline company could be formed with the planned merger between Brazil’s TAM and Chile’s LAN.
* South America: The next step in the reconciliation between the leaders of Venezuela and Colombia could be hammering out a bilateral free trade pact.
* Honduras: An outbreak of hemorrhagic dengue has led to the deaths of at least 56 people this year.
* Chile: President Sebastián Piñera’s approval rating fell below 50% for the first time since he was inaugurated last March.
Image – The Globe and Mail (“A TAM airlines plane is parked on the runway at Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro August 13, 2010. Brazil's largest airline TAM Linhas Aereas plans to merge with Chilean rival LAN, a deal that would create the biggest carrier in Latin America.”)
Online Sources- Angus Reid Consultants, LAHT, The Latin Americanist, Buenos Aires Herald,