* Mexico: Mexican foreign minister Patricia Espinosa claimed that ties between Mexico and the U.S. have not been hurt by the resignation last week of U.S. ambassador Carlos Pascual.
* Nicaragua: President Daniel Ortega registered to run for another term despite accusations that his bid for reelection is unconstitutional.
* Puerto Rico: Pedro Pierluisi, the commonwealth’s non-voting Congressional representative, was found to be the top-spending legislator acceding to the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation.
* South America: Organizers of the 2012 Dakar Rally confirmed that the event will take place again in Argentina and Chile, and will be expanded for the first time to Peru.
Image – Reuters/Daniel Aguilar via Reuters (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigned last Saturday after documents uncovered by WikiLeaks showed that he was highly critical of Mexican antidrug efforts).
Online Sources- El Nuevo Herald, CBS News, Sify, USA TODAY, France24