* Mexico: Heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Arlene pelted most of Mexico yesterday while twenty foot waves forced the port of Veracruz to close.
* U.S.: A breakthrough in the debate over U.S free trade pacts with Colombia and Panama lasted less than a day.
* South America: Members of the Mercosur trade bloc are pushing for progress on free trade discussions with the E.U.
* Guatemala: The country's electoral tribunal rejected the presidential candidacy of Sandra Torres who divorced her husband, current President Alvaro Colom, in order to run for office.
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Online Sources- Politico, UPI, CNN, Voice of America, The Latin Americanist