* Central America: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged that her country would send $300 million in aid to combat violence in Central America.
* Venezuela: The deaths of at least nineteen inmates in riots over the past several days should call attention to the need for prison reform in Venezuela according to Amnesty International.
* South America: Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala claimed that he “dreams” of the reunification of his country with neighboring Bolivia.
* Brazil: The “Brazilian arm” of hacker group LulzSec took down several websites yesterday including several government sites.
Image – AP via BBC News (”Hillary Clinton urged businesses in (Central America) to pull their weight in the fight against drug-related violence.”)
Online Sources- Amnesty International, PC World, Mercopress, CNN