* Brazil: Approximately 400 people are believed to have died as a result of heavy rain, flooding, and mudslides in southeastern Brazil.
* Panama: The government has requested that France extradite former strongman Manuel Noriega.
* Chile: A government spokesperson said that officials would be “open” to modifying gas price hikes after two people died in violent protests.
* Peru: At a judicial hearing on Monday, activist Lori Berenson requested to remain on parole and not return to prison.
Image – Bruno Domingos / Reuters via MSNBC (“An aerial view shows damage caused to a street after heavy rains in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Floods and landslides devastated towns in a mountainous area near Rio de Janeiro, killing hundreds of people.”)
Online Sources- Monsters and Critics, Democracy Now, LAHT, CNN