* Colombia: The Obama administration implied that a subpoena should not be issued against former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in a lawsuit accusing Drummond mining company of hiring paramilitaries.
* Brazil: In potentially bombshell allegations made by Veja magazine, militants linked to Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas are supposedly hiding out in Brazil.
* Cuba: Ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter ended his three-day visit to Cuba last week by criticizing the U.S. embargo on the island as well as calling for greater freedom of expression for anti-Castro dissidents.
* Nicaragua: Former U.N. General Assembly Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua rejected rumors of becoming Libya’s envoy to the U.N.
Image – Zoe Selsky/AP via The Guardian (“Salvatore Mancuso (left) with paramilitary soldiers near Turbo, Colombia.” The former head of the AUC paramilitary umbrella group currently sits in a U.S. prison accused of drug trafficking).
Online Sources- MSNBC, Xinhua, Reuters