* Venezuela: The OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin found that Venezuela has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the country with the highest proven oil reserves.
* Caribbean: According to a pair of cables released by WikiLeaks the U.S. and Haiti’s interim government were engaged in a diplomatic quarrel in 2006 while U.S. diplomats were aware of corruption allegations in the Dominican Republic’s top court.
* Nicaragua: President Daniel Ortega raised the possibility of a referendum to decide if Nicaragua should revive a multibillion-dollar claim against the U.S.
* Mexico: The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Mexico over the U.S. as part of a two-decade long trade dispute over the safety of Mexican tuna.
Image – Reuters (“Oil facilities are seen on Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela's western state of Zulia March 1, 2008.”)
Online Sources- UPI, Dominican Today, CNN, Reuters, MarketWatch