* Mexico: In an interview with the AP, President Felipe Calderon blasted a California ballot initiative to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and also tried to deflect blame from the failures of the government’s antidrug offensive.
* Chile: Saturday could be the day when 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for over two months may be safely rescued.
* Honduras: Could Honduras become the next Latin American country to change the national constitution?
* Peru: A woman will for the first time be the next mayor of Lima though it remains to be seen if it will be Susana Villaran or Lourdes Flores.
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Online Sources- MSNBC, BBC News, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English