* Brazil: Brazil, along with the emerging economies of India and China, have over taken the U.S. as the best places to invest according to a Bloomberg survey.
* Cuba: The Castro regime continues to make major changes in response to a weak economy; the latest move was the firing of a key cabinet member.
* Chile: While Chileans celebrate the bicentennial, the government and jailed Mapuche activists continue to air their disagreements with each other.
* Ecuador: Is there an Italian term similar to schadenfreude?
Image – The Globe and Mail (“A technician of the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras works on the GASENE natural gas pipeline in Itabuna, Bahia state.”)
Online Sources- Goal.com, LAHT, Miami Herald, The Latin Americanist, Bloomberg