* Puerto Rico: A new stamp in honor of the late and great Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos was dedicated last week and should currently be available for purchase.
* Haiti: With roughly five weeks to go until Haiti’s presidential elections some eyebrows have been raised over President René Préval’s ties to the national election commission.
* Guatemala: A U.S. court sentenced a former Guatemalan soldier to ten years in prison for trying to cover up his role in the brutal 1982 Dos Erres massacre.
* Ecuador: The plaintiffs in the environmental damages case against oil giant Chevron raised their damage claim from $27 billion to “a range of $40 billion to $90 billion.”
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Online Sources- New York Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, BusinessWeek, BBC News