* Venezuela: Venezuela's Energy and Oil Minister said that the country has become the third-largest exporter of oil to China.
* Honduras: Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya blasted the “reckless accusations” in a 2008 U.S. diplomatic cable unearthed by Wikileaks claiming that he had links to organized crime.
* Argentina: Police were sent to monitor a Buenos Aires park where residents clashed with about 1000 immigrant squatters.
* Brazil: An executive order issued last week ensured that same-sex Brazilian couples receive pension rights.
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Online Sources- Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomberg, LAHT, MSNBC