* Cuba: U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar admitted that planned offshore oil drilling by Cuba was an “issue of concern” being “monitored carefully” by U.S. officials.
* Chile: Senator Isabel Allende, daughter of late Chilean President Salvador Allende, requested that his remains be exhumed as part of an investigation into his death in 1973.
* Mexico: Attorney General Marisela Morales announced the arrests of sixteen police officers allegedly working in conjunction with the Zetas drug gang to cover up a series of mass graves.
* Brazil: A government report found that major improvement planned at Brazil’s main airports would not be ready in time for the 2014 soccer World Cup.
Image – France24 (“View of an oil pump in Havana.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, Reuters, Voice of America, CNN, The Latin Americanist