* Mexico: In an insensitive act of violence a Ciudad Juarez nursery school was allegedly burnt to the ground after its owners did not pay extortion money.
* Central America: Costa Rica closed its embassy in Nicaragua as part of a tense-filled border dispute between both countries.
* Venezuela: Candidates from President Hugo Chavez’s party emerged as the big winners of local elections held amid a backdrop of torrential rains and terrible flooding.
* Haiti: At least five people including two infants were killed when a boat full of Haitian migrants crashed and capsized near the British Virgin Islands.
Image – PRESS TV
Online Sources- AP, BBC News, People’s Daily Online, Bloomberg