* Latin America: According to a U.N. study foreign investment in Latin America and the Caribbean jumped by 40% last year while China serving as the region’s fastest growing investor.
* Cuba: Ex-President Fidel Castro criticized the late Osama bin Laden for "international terrorism" but also blasted the U.S. for “the assassination of an unarmed human being surrounded by his family.”
* Brazil: Four Brazilian soccer teams were surprisingly eliminated in the Copa Libertadores round of 16 last night including defending champs Internacional and heavy favorites Cruzeiro.
* Caribbean: Dominican President Leonel Fernandez met yesterday with Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly in order to “strengthen the relations between both Caribbean countries.”
Image – BBC News (“Natural resources in Latin American countries such as Brazil are a key attraction for Chinese investment.”)
Online Sources- CNN, Reuters, People’s Daily Online, BusninessWeek