* Mexico: Several hundred journalists marched through in Mexico City on Saturday while calling for greater protection against the intimidation and threats from drug gangs.
* U.S.: According to a federal government report Latino adults have lower rates of alcohol and narcotics use compared to the national averages though there are “significant differences in rates of adult substance use among various Hispanic-American groups”.
* Brazil: Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff held a 5% lead over opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra in a poll taken days before last week’s TV debate.
* Peru: Will a Russian spy and his Peruvian-born wife receive the green light to migrate to the South American country?
Image – CBS News (“Journalists march in Mexico City August 7, 2010 to protest kidnappings and other attacks on reporters. The banner reads, "For our right to know and the right to inform.”).
Online Sources- NY1, Reuters, Al Jazeera English, USA TODAY