* Brazil: A court rejected another tribunal decision and gave permission for construction to start on a massive dam in the Brazilian rainforest.
* Uruguay: The government rejected allegations uncovered by Wikileaks claiming that officials are involved in a clandestine arms trafficking network between Uruguay, Venezuela and Iran.
* Chile: According to a congressional report the owners of the San Jose mine are mainly to blame for the mine’s collapse last year that trapped 33 workers for over two months.
* Bolivia: President Evo Morales said that he would not permit U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration back into Bolivia after they were expelled in 2008.
Image – Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images via The Guadian (“The region along the Xingu river which will be affected by the Belo Monte dam.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, AHN, The Globe and Mail, People’s Daily Online