* Brazil: With five weeks to go in the race for Brazil’s presidency, ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff widened her lead in the polls over Jose Serra.
* Cuba: Local Catholic Church officials said that the government would release six more jailed dissidents on top of the 26 already freed in recent weeks.
* Mexico: Troops found 72 bodies in a northern Mexico ranch suspected of being a dumping ground for drug gangs.
* Latin America: The price of coffee futures has plummeted partly due to investor anxiety over upcoming exports from Brazil and Colombia.
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