* Argentina: Will the death on Wednesday of former president Nestor Kirchner ease tensions between Argentina and Britain over the Falklands?
* Mexico: At least eleven people died in a pair of attacks in Ciudad Juarez and Mexico City.
* Central America: A minor diplomatic spat has developed over the alleged incursion of Costa Rican police into Nicaraguan territory.
* Brazil: The offshore Libra field may hold as much as 16 million barrels of oil, which would make it the biggest crude find in the Americas since 1976.
Image – ABC News (“Tens of thousands of Argentines paid tribute on Thursday to Nestor Kirchner, shown in this 2005 file photo, the powerful former leader whose death robbed President Cristina Fernandez of her husband and most trusted ally.”)
Online Sources- The Telegraph, BBC News, LAHT, Bloomberg