* Colombia: China has made major inroads seeking raw materials in Latin America but that hasn’t stopped Colombian coffee growers looking to make their mark in the Chinese market.
* Costa Rica: The British government issued a travel warning cautioning tourists who plan to visit Costa Rica.
* Venezuela: Government supporters took to the streets of Caracas to protest U.S. sanctions against state-run oil firm PDVSA due to deals made with Iran.
* Mexico: According to a Hearst Newspapers analysis California’s gun control laws have helped prevent the mass smuggling of arms from that state across the border to Mexico.
Image – Reuters/Eduardo Munoz via Reuters (“A worker writes down the production of coffee at a coffee farm knows as Don Jimenez Estate in San Jose de las Matas May 21, 2011.)
Online Sources- SFGate.com, BusinessWeek, UPI, Bloomberg