* U.S.: Federal officials were blasted during a congressional hearing yesterday regarding “Operation Fast and Furious”, a sting operation to track weapons purchases into Mexico that backfired.
* Uruguay: This year’s Copa Libertadores champion will be decided next week after the first game of the finals between Penarol from Uruguay and Brazil’s Santos ended scoreless.
* Venezuela: While President Hugo Chavez continues to recuperate from pelvic surgery in Cuba, Venezuelan legislators debate whether it’s legal for him to rule from abroad.
* Colombia: Former president Alvaro Uribe has some explaining to do later today in front of a congressional panel investigating an illegal wiretapping program by intelligence agents.
Image – Reuters via BBC News (“Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they saw hundreds of guns sold.”)
Online Sources- CBS News, Colombia Reports, Bloomberg, SI.com