* Latin America: South America’s Mercosur alliance has joined Argentina in officially protesting planned British military exercises on the Falkland Islands.
* Costa Rica: The One Laptop per Child program will soon provide computers to some of Costa Rica’s poorest schools.
* Haiti: At least ten people including two children are died as the result of heavy rains that have hit Haiti this week.
* Cuba: The fate of a U.S. contractor detained in Cuba was reportedly the topic of a recent "high-level diplomatic exchange” between the two countries.
Image – The Telegraph (Control of the Falklands/Malvinas has been a sore spot on diplomatic relations between Britain and Argentina.)
Online Sources- Sydney Morning Herald, insidecostarica.com, The Latin Americanist, CNN, BBC News