* Venezuela: A court banned the publishing of bloody and violent images in newspapers days after one daily displayed on its front page a photo of bodies. (Click here if you want to see the controversial image).
* Haiti: French authorities rejected a call to pay back about $17 billion in reparations that was extracted from Haiti as part of a “reimbursement” for the Caribbean country’s independence over two centuries ago.
* Ecuador: Officials plan to renegotiate contracts with foreign oil firms in the hope that the state can earn at least 85% of revenue.
* Argentina: According to the local press the government predicts 8.4% growth in the gross domestic product this year.
Image – AFP (“An elderly man reads a newspaper in Caracas.”)
Online Sources- Bloomberg, El Universal, LAHT, Christian Science Monitor