* Latin America: Freedom for the media in most Latin American countries including Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela has unfortunately worsened according to Reporters Without Borders.
* Mexico: Good luck to the new police chief of the northern border town of Praxedis G. Guerrero – a 20-year-old student “whose only (prior) police experience was a stint as a department secretary.”
* Brazil: The latest polls in the Brazilian presidential race showed that ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff has rebounded against rival Jose Serra.
* Cuba: President Barack Obama said that he would be willing to continue the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations yet warned, “we want to see that the Castro regime is serious about different ways to deal with the situation".
Image – Christian Science Monitor ("Members of the press protest violence against journalists in Mexico City, on Aug. 7. Marco Ugarte/AP/File”)
Online Sources- Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, NPR, LAHT, Reuters