* Ecuador: By a 3-to-1 vote an appeals court upheld the libel convictions and sentences against three former newspaper executives and ex-El Universo editorialist Emilio Palacio.
* Haiti: A medical records review of Wildrick Guerrier, a Haitian man who died in January after being deported from the U.S., reportedly showed that he was healthy during his time in detention.
* U.S.: A trio of stalled free trade pacts including agreements with Panama and Colombia could finally be moving forward in Congress.
* Mexico: Police nabbed a former police chief turned suspected “key figure” of the Knights Templar drug gang.
Image – La Republica
Online Sources- Boston Globe, forbes.com, The Latin Americanist, NPR, Bloomberg