* Haiti: Presidential candidate Michel Martelly appealed to Haitians living abroad by visiting expats in Florida yesterday.
* U.S.: Some Arizonan legislators who backed the controversial SB 1070 law have introduced tougher anti-immigration bills that would have a deep impact on the Latino community.
* Guatemala: A Guatemalan forest preservation group was named along with a Nepali NGO as the co-winners of a prestigious conservation award given by the U.N.
* Cuba: The trial of Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor accused of spying in Cuba, was set for March 4th.
Image – AP/ Guillermo Arias via CTV News (“Haiti's presidential candidate Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly, a popular musician known for his sarcastic music and hip-thrusting onstage personality, is accompanied by his wife Sophia to cast his vote during general elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.”)
Online Sources- MiamiHerald.com, CSMonitor.com, The Latin Americanist, AHN, CNN