* Cuba: The Economist’s blog on the Americas blasted last week’s U.S. court ruling absolving ex-CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles of criminal charges yet suggested he could be sent to Cuba in exchange for imprisoned contractor Alan Gross.
* Uruguay: By a razor-thin margin the Uruguayan Senate approved a measure that would eliminate an amnesty for crimes committed during the country's 1973 to 1985 dictatorship.
* Central America: Costa Rican and Nicaraguan diplomats met on Tuesday and discussed several border disputes between the two states.
* Brazil: Police arrested a Rio de Janeiro politician and accused him of running a violent “paramilitary” group.
Image – Juan Carlos Llorca/AP via The Guardian (“Cuban anti-communist and former CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles has been cleared on 11 charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and immigration fraud.”)
Online Sources- The Economist, The Latin Americanist, Press TV, People’s Daily Online, BBC News