* Mexico: While ex-Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon faces embezzlement and weapons charges, thousands of his supporters protested and claimed that his arrest was politically motivated.
* U.S.: Top Congressional Republicans refused the Obama administration’s demand to link passing of free trade deals with Panama and Colombia to a program that helps those who lost their job due to workplace relocating abroad.
* Argentina: The federal government denied rumors that they gave housing subsidies to the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Foundation.
* Peru: The countries main stock index rose by over 3% yesterday and is bouncing back after a massive 12.4% post-election nosedive on Monday.
Image – Reuters via BBC News (“Several thousand people came out in support of Mr. Hank Rhon in Tijuana.” The arrested opposition figure was reportedly planning to run for Baja California governor in 2013.)
Online Sources- UPI, Reuters, Buenos Aires Herald, The Latin Americanist