* Mexico: At least 12 people are dead from a stampede caused in a Mexico City nightclub after a police raid.
* Nicaragua: Marcela Sanchez’ latest column contends that President Daniel Ortega's government has been “dismantling…democracy” in Nicaragua.
* El Salvador: Relatives of deceased diplomat José Castellanos want him to be honored posthumously by Israel for saving the lives of 25,000 Jews during World War II.
* Chile: The future of the world’s whaling industry could be decided during a conference next week in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
Image- AFP (“Local officials remove dead bodies from the nightclub.”)
Sources- BBC News, Reuters, washingtonpost.com, Guardian UK