* Argentina: This year’s edition of the Copa America opened with hosts Argentina being held to a 1-1 tie by Bolivia.
* Venezuela: Speculation over Venezuela’s political and economic future has seemingly run rampant since President Hugo Chavez admitted that doctors removed a tumor with “cancerous cells”.
* Cuba: The government enacted new polices that would “simplify the steps” to permit Cubans to buy and sell homes and cars.
* Mexico: Fifteen people were killed in a shootout between the military and alleged members of the Zetas drug gang a day after a Zetas hit man was arrested and accused in the massacre of 72 migrants last year.
Image – Pedro Fosco/Associated Press via CBC News (“Bolivia's Ronald Raldes, left, battles for the ball with Argentina's Carlos Tevez on Friday.”)
Online Sources- The Latin Americanist, CNN, LAHT, BBC News, MSNBC