* Mexico: According to a Department of Justice report there are “significant weaknesses” in a U.S. program designed to stem the illegal arms flow to Mexico.
* Haiti: Health officials suspect that a Haitian cholera outbreak, which was first noticed last month, has spread into the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
* Venezuela: The country’s legislature approved an initiative to build and operate a nuclear power plant with Russian assistance.
* Argentina: Former “Dirty War” military junta leader Emilio Massera died while under house arrest for human rights violations.
Image – Reuters (“Mexican federal police present two suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel and weapons confiscated during their capture at a news conference at the federal police center in Mexico City October 22, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Mexican Federal Police/Handout.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Xinhua, Bloomberg, The Latin Americanist, Voice of America