* Americas: A Brazilian court gave the approval for the country’s first gay marriage, while some homosexual couples of Latin American background in New York are rejoicing the state’s recently signed same-sex marriage law.
* South America: The Mercosur economic bloc could soon grow from four to six members with the inclusion of Bolivia and Ecuador.
* Ecuador: Six ex-police officers including the former head of security for Ecuador's congress were convicted for their actions in a supposedly failed coup attempt against President Rafael Correa.
* Mexico: According to Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest who runs a migrant shelter in Oaxaca, at least eighty Central American migrants were kidnapped by “masked gunmen.” Update: The Mexican government said that there is not enough evidence to support Solalinde's claims.
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