* Haiti: International observers downplayed allegations of massive electoral fraud yet acknowledged “rampant disorganization.”
* Latin America: According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean poverty throughout the region will decrease as a sign of bouncing back from the global economic downturn.
* Panama: The U.S. and Panama signed a “tax-information exchange agreement” that could ease the path to a free trade pact.
* Venezuela: At least twenty-one people are dead as a result of landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains.
Image – Eduardo Munoz/Reuters via The Guardian (“UN soldiers from Sri Lanka at the Haitian election tabulation center in Port-au-Prince. The elections ended in confusion as 12 of the 18 presidential candidates denounced 'massive fraud' although international observers say the eventual result will stand.”)
Online Sources- MSNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Toronto Sun