* Cuba: All 68 people on a plane en route to Havana died after the twin turboprop crashed in a mountainous area of Cuba.
* Peru: President Alan Garcia asked the White House to help Peru recover thousands of artifacts taken from Machu Picchu nearly a century ago.
* Central America: Organization of American States chief Jose Miguel Insulza will visit Costa Rica and Nicaragua in order to try to calm tensions between both countries.
* Mexico: U.S. and Mexican police discovered a 600-yead long drug smuggling tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego.
Image – MSNBC (“Cuban government media posted this picture of where the AeroCaribbean plane went down Thursday with 68 aboard in Guasimal, Cuba”.)
Online Sources- CTV, AFP, CNN, Sydney Morning Herald