* Bolivia: Over 500 mostly indigenous demonstrators protesting the construction of a highway through the rainforest are marching over 300 miles to La Paz.
* Venezuela: The Venezuelan economy may have its problems but it seems like that hasn’t affected the considerable growth in the country’s stock market this year.
* Cuba: Newly declassified documents showed that several U.S. planes were downed by friendly fire during the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.
* U.S.: According to a impreMedia and Latino Decisions poll nearly half of Latino respondents believed that raising taxes on the wealthy is the “only way” to solve the budget crisis.
Image – AP via BBC News (“The marchers say the road threatens their ancestral territory.”)
Online Sources- Al Jazeera English, Reuters, LAHT, Voice of America, New American Media