* Bolivia: President Evo Morales said that the government will go ahead with or without a foreign partner in the production of lithium batteries.
* El Salvador: What does the information on the conflict in Iraq disclosed by WikiLeaks have to do with El Salvador's civil war?
* Latin America: The Christian Science Monitor analyzed the improved state of democracy in contemporary Latin America.
* U.S.: The Floridian convicted of killing two Chilean students last year will stand trial in April and could be sentenced to the death penalty.
Image - Scientific American ("Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the largest salt pan in the world. Beneath its crust is found the world's largest concentration of lithium, estimated at 5.4 million metric tons by the U.S. Geological Survey—or roughly half of the world's reserves.")
Online Sources - Miami Herald, The Latin Americanist, Christian Science Monitor, The Independent, CBC, BusinessWeek