* South America: The long arm of the law recently caught up with former military members in Argentina, Peru and Colombia who are accused of human rights abuses.
* U.S.: In an attempt to capitalize on a number of GOP Latino wins in last year’s midterm elections Republican Party leaders started a new program aimed at recruiting new Latino candidates.
* Honduras: Security has been strengthened around President Porfirio Lobo who claimed that he received death threats from disgruntled business interests.
* Brazil: “Maritime routes” are allegedly being increasingly used for arms trafficking out of Brazil.
Image – AFP via BBC News (“Thousands were killed or tortured during Argentina's Dirty War.” Last week a Buenos Aires court sentenced two ex-army officers to life imprisonment for running “one of Argentina's most notorious prisons” during the Dirty War.)
Online Sources- The Telegraph, BBC News, Politico.com, MSNBC, CSMonitor.com