Note: Unfortunately there have been fewer posts than normal published on this blog over the past few weeks and today will be no exception. We’ll be back tomorrow to discuss a number of stories from the Americas.
* Cuba: The Castro administration relaxed several decades-long travel restrictions including eliminating the need for citizens to obtain an exit visa.
* Colombia: Highly anticipated peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerillas are expected to commence today in Oslo, Norway.
* Peru: Disgraced former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos was acquitted of murder charges related to the 1997 rescue of 71 hostages at the Japanese embassy in Lima.
* Mexico: The family of a Mexican teen shot by U.S. Border Patrol agents last week allegedly plan to file a civil lawsuit against the agency.
Video Source – YouTube via the Associated Press
Online Sources- Reuters, Al Jazeera English, Chicago Tribune, CNN