* Haiti: Defeated presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat rejected preliminary results indicating that Michel Martelly won last month’s runoff by a two-to-one margin.
* U.S.: What has been described as “San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years” opened this week with seven alleged Mara Salvatrucha members accused of bribery, violence, and murder.
* Argentina: Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman emphatically denied media reports claiming that the Argentine government may end investigating the 1994 AMIA bombing in exchange for improved ties with Iran.
* Latin America: U.S. Southern Command Gen. Douglas Fraser told a Senate panel that the U.S. is “watching closely” Iran’s growing influence in Latin America.
Image – The Telegraph (Former singer Michel Martelly reportedly won March’s runoff by a large margin over ex-first lady Mirlande Manigat.)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, SFGate.com, BBC News, Canadian Press, CBS News