* Cuba: The Castro administration may have promised to free four political prisoners yet a pair of dissident activists started a hunger strike against the government’s pressure to exile them.
* Brazil: Recently inaugurated President Dilma Rousseff may not be too keen on arms purchases as her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
* Argentina: Activity slowly resumed in the major port of Rosario after workers lifted an eight-day-long strike.
* Caribbean: Baseball’s Caribbean Series began last night with Mexico’s Yaquis de Obregon beating the Dominican Republic's Toros del Este in a sixteen-inning marathon.
Image – AFP via France24 (“Alejandrina Garcia (2nd R), the wife of political prisoner Diosdado Gonzalez, speaks on her mobile phone next to other relatives of Cuban political prisoners in Havana, in 2010. Two of the 11 high-profile Cuban political dissidents who rejected a deal for foreign exile have begun a hunger strike, an opposition group said.”).
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