Guatemala: Former Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz claimed that a "smear campaign" forced her to leave her post after she prosecuted ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.
* Puerto Rico: Economic activity in Puerto Rico reportedly slumped to its lowest point in twenty years while the average household income on the commonwealth declined at a greater rate than any of the fifty U.S. states.
* Brazil: Brazil's main Ibovespa stock index tumbled by 4.5% on Monday and the national currency hit a thirteen-month low as investors were apparently jittery over increased support in election polls for President Dilma Rousseff.
* Dominican Republic: The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization honored the government of the Dominican Republic for significantly reducing the number of people suffering from inadequate nutrition this year.
Online Sources - Fox News Latino; Bloomberg; Reuters; Latin Post