* Chile: While there was plenty of attention focused on the 33 rescued miners in Copiapo, Chile's Congress quietly approved raising royalty fees on large mining firms.
* Latin America: Rescuers continue searching for two trapped Ecuadorian miners while two Colombian miners died in separate accidents.
* U.S.: Are "culture and behavioral differences rather than genetics" the reasons why Latinos have a longer life expectancy than whites and blacks?
* Mexico: Police arrested eight people suspected of involvement in the deaths of 72 Latin American migrants last August.
Online Sources - The Latin Americanist, LAHT, CNN, Montreal Gazette, BusinessWeek, Reuters,
Image - Radio Free Europe ("Carlos Barrios, one of the 33 rescued San Jose miners, hugs a friend on his return home in Copiapo.")