* Central America: The International Court of Justice ruled that Nicaragua and Costa Rica must refrain from sending civilians or security forces to the disputed border area known as Calero Island.
* Haiti: The Provisional Electoral Council claimed that they are taking steps so that the presidential runoff on March 20th is not plagued by the same problems as last year’s first round.
* Mexico: U.S. immigration officials confirmed that criminology student turned police chief Marisol Valles Garcia has left Mexico and sought asylum across the border.
* Colombia: Guerillas freed 22 oil contractors after the kidnappers faced intense pressure fighting the army.
Image – Tico Times (Costa Rica and Nicaragua have disputed Calero Island since last year).
Online Sources- UPI, MSNBC, CNN, Reuters