* Brazil: Political pressure from “evangelical” legislators and religious groups critical of homosexuality may’ve influenced President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to suspend the distribution of sex education films in Brazilian schools.
* South America: Brazil’s Santos take a slim advantage to Asuncion next week after winning 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores semifinals first leg over Cerro Porteno of Paraguay.
* Latin America: The Mercados Integrados LatinoAmericanos exchange, a collaborative effort featuring stocks from Peru, Colombia, and Chile, will makes its debut on Monday.
* Mexico: Fifteen Tijuana police officers were suspended after a video emerged of them forcing a female suspect to perform a striptease reportedly in exchange for being freed.
Image – Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian (“Gay pride in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, New York Daily News, BBC News, ESPN Soccernet, MarketWatch