* Venezuela: The 27-day standoff between troops and inmates at the El Rodeo II prison ended yesterday though serious problems still persist in the Venezuelan prison system.
* Latin America: According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean economic growth in the region this year will be 4.7% though growth may dip slightly in 2012.
* Argentina: The heirs to the Clarin media conglomerate may not have been illegally adopted from political prisoners during the “Dirty War” period.
* Peru: Canadian firm Bear Creek filed a lawsuit against the Peruvian government that cancelled a mining project due to violent protests.
Image – David Fernandez/EPA via The Guardian (“Relatives of prisoners of Venezuela's El Rodeo 2 jail wait for news about the uprising, which has ended after 27 days.”)
Online Sources- El Universal, Reuters, BBC News, Mercopress