* Brazil: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light for the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in the Amazon region despite protests from some indigenous groups and environmentalists.
* Haiti: Wyclef Jean may’ve been barred from running for the Haitian presidency yet that hasn’t stopped the singer from blasting the government including current leader Rene Preval.
* Puerto Rico: Could the coastal city of Fajardo become “the Hollywood of the Caribbean?”
* Argentina: Soccer midfielder Javier Mascherano will reportedly sign a four-year deal to leave Liverpool and play for Barcelona.
Image – BBC News (“The proposal to build a dam on the Xingu river has long been a source of controversy.”)
Online Sources- Vancouver Sun, AP, AFP, The Latin Americanist, LAHT