* Argentina: Several Latin American sides played in soccer friendlies on Friday with the most notable result being Japan's suprising 1-0 win over Argentina.
* Caribbean: Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other parts of the Caribbean are on high alert due to Hurricane Otto.
* Panama: President Ricardo Martinelli scrapped a controversial proposal that was not well received by some Panamanians.
* Costa Rica: No immediate reports of damage or injuries were made as a result of a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Costa Rica last night.
Image - The Globe and Mail ("Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts as Japanese players celebrate a goal during an international friendly match in Saitama, suburban Tokyo on Friday.")
Online Sources - CNN, LAHT, ESPN