* Haiti: Eyebrows were raised among U.S. diplomats and the U.N. after eighteen legislative candidates including sixteen from the ruling Unity party apparently received a surge in votes.
* Ecuador: According to a recent poll most Ecuadorians would back President Rafael Correa’s major judicial reforms that will be up for a vote in a referendum next month.
* El Salvador: The U.S. deportation trial of an ex-Salvadoran defense minister accused of condoning human rights abuses during the 1980s was postponed until May.
* Mexico: The U.S. State Department expanded its travel warning on Mexico and advised against “nonessential travel” to parts of five states.
Image – Getty Images via BBC News (Last February, Unity party presidential candidate Jude Celestin was disqualified due to reports of electoral fraud in the first round of voting).
Online Sources- CTV.ca, Reuters, MSNBC,