* Haiti: A report issued by the Global Campaign for Education concluded that Haiti is one of the world’s worst countries for children seeking an education.
* Mexico: The government made “an indirect criticism” of a Ciudad Juarez newspaper whose directors sought a “truce” with violent drug gangs.
* Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo surprisingly fired the country’s military chiefs in order to "institutionalize the structure of the armed forces".
* Uruguay: Neighbor Argentina will likely be pleased with the decision by Uruguayan officials to deny entry to a British warship bound for the disputed Falkland Islands.
Image – Portland Press Herald (“A woman bags charcoal at the Corail-Cesselesse emergency relocation camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where more than 5,000 victims of the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake live in tents. She sells the charcoal to camp residents for cooking.”)
Online Sources- Sydney Morning Herald, CNN, The Guardian, The Latin Americanist, BBC News