* Ecuador: Thirteen police officers could be fired and 160 Air Force members face disciplinary charges over the alleged failed coup against President Rafael Correa last month.
* Brazil: The run for Brazil’s presidency has tightened up with the latest poll showing Jose Serra trimming away at Dilma Roussef’s lead.
* Peru: Police arrested a senior commander of the resurgent Shining Path guerillas according to the local press.
* Cuba: Hurricane Paula may weaken to tropical storm status but residents of western Cuba are still under high alert.
Image – Press TV (“Ecuadorean military patrols in front of the National Congress in Quito on October 5, 2010.”)
Online Sources- AFP, The Latin Americanist, Bloomberg, Reuters, MSNBC