* U.S.: A study by a humanitarian group concluded that thousands of undocumented immigrants crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. have faced widespread abuses by the Border Patrol.
* Honduras: The country’s National Commission for Human Rights found that 23 journalists have been murdered since 2007 including 16 since the 2007 ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.
* Venezuela: Did President Hugo Chavez play a “discreet” role and intervene in the freeing of two U.S hikers detained in Iran?
* Peru: According to the government, investment in the mining sector grew by 71% during the first seven months this year in comparison to the same period in 2010.
Image – Reuters (“A U.S. Border vehicle drives along the U.S. and Mexico border fence in Naco, Arizona September 7, 2011.”)
Online Sources- MarketWatch, InSight, Reuters, CNN