* Central America: Costa Rica took its border dispute with Nicaragua to the International Court of Justice and accused Nicaragua of “tainting Costa Rica's long institutional and democratic tradition."
* Brazil: Heavy rain and flooding killed at least thirteen people in and around Sao Paulo.
* Colombia: An environmental damage lawsuit was filed in the name of 73 Colombian farmers against oil giant BP.
* Mexico: A long-running trade disagreement could soon end after the Mexican government announced changes in certain tariffs on U.S. products.
Image – Momento24 English (Both Costa Rica and Nicaragua have claimed sovereignty of a disputed area near the San Juan River border).
Online Sources- The Guardian, Xinhua, Reuters, MSNBC