* Latin America: Rising global food prices could lead to increased inflation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean according to an Inter-American Development Bank study.
* Haiti: Swiss officials began legal proceedings to return the frozen assets of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier by using a law nicknamed after him.
* Colombia: Researchers concluded that there has been a 35% spike in child labor in Colombia over the past five years.
* Puerto Rico: Rest in peace Emilio “Millito” Navarro; the Puerto Rican ballplayer who was nearly the first Boricua to play in the major leagues died over the weekend at the age of 105 years.
Image – CSMonitor.com (“Corn tortillas are for sale in Mexico City in this 2007 file photo.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, The Latin Americanist, Voice of America, LAHT, UPI