* Latin America: Freedom of the press throughout Latin America has come under fire due to increased authoritarianism and violence according to the Inter American Press Association.
* Dominican Republic: Three former Chicago White Sox employees have been accused of receiving kickbacks from the signing bonuses of over twenty Latin American ballplayers.
* Peru: Ex-president Alejandro Toledo joined an already crowded field of candidates seeking the presidency in next year’s elections.
* El Salvador: At least sixteen people died due to a fire in an El Salvador juvenile prison while eighteen inmates were killed during a Brazilian prison riot.
Image – China Daily (“Mexican policemen stand guard next to remains of a parked vehicle outside a studio of top broadcaster Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the Mexican state of Tamaulipas August 27, 2010.”)
Online Sources- Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, SI.com, Living in Peru, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera English