* Latin America: Several gay couples in Argentina were wed on Friday under the country’s recently passed same-sex marriage law while a Chilean senator said yesterday that he will soon introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage.
* Brazil: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has offered to grant asylum to an Iranian woman sentenced to execution by stoning for her supposed adultery.
* Nicaragua: A U.S. judge overturned a $2.4 million verdict in favor of Nicaraguan workers who claimed they were poisoned by pesticides at plantations run by Dole Foods.
* Ecuador: A verdict in the multibillion-dollar environmental damages case against Chevron may not be reached until next year according to remarks made by the trial’s judge to Reuters.
Image – Foreign Policy (Protests for and against Argentina’s gay marriage proposal took place in the weeks leading to the bill’s approval in the legislature).
Online Sources- Reuters, CNN, Buenos Aires Herald, The Guardian