* Peru: President-elect Ollanta Humala reportedly said that he would be willing to grant a pardon to imprisoned ex-leader Alberto Fujimori due to humanitarian reasons.
* Chile: Michelle Bachelet, former Chilean president and head of the U.N.’s agency on women, stressed that prevention is the key to combat sexual violence against women.
* Latin America: During a brief visit to Latin America Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said that his country is “ready to work with countries in the region to raise mutual exports of value-added products, and increase the scale of trade.”
* Cuba: Both environmentalists and oil firms have united to call for an easing of U.S. embargo guidelines on Cuba that they believe would hinder the response to possible oil spills.
Image – AP via BBC News (“Former president, Alberto Fujimori, was sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2009” due to human rights violations).
Online Sources- U.N. News Center, Bloomberg, Reuters, Bizjournals.com