* South America: At least 100 cases of the H1N1 virus (a.k.a. the swine flu) have been reported in Venezuela’s Merida state while an Argentine girl died after contracting dengue fever.
* Mexico: Mexican and Ecuadorian law enforcement officials conducted a number of raids and arrests aimed at weakening the Sinaloa drug gang.
* Cuba: The government released the last pair of political prisoners from a group of 75 dissidents detained in the infamous 2003 "Black Spring" crackdown.
* Brazil: Automakers like Volkswagen and Fiat are allegedly trying to boost production in order to satisfy Brazil’s rapidly growing car market.
Image – AFP/Getty via The Telegraph (Archived photo of people trying to protect themselves from the swine flu by wearing facial masks).
Online Sources- Univision.com, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Guardian, CNN