While the destruction in Japan appears catastrophic, it appears that Latin America might be spared major damage from the tsunami. While tsunami waves have reached the Mexican coast, they were not large enough to cause serious damage. Countries in Central and South America are bracing for the arrival of the tsunami waves on their Pacific coastlines this evening.
Thanks to Lorraine Caputo for compiling these other stories.
Bolivia’s controversial president, Evo Morales, has decided to keep the US Drug Enforcement Agency out of his country.
A Brazilian judge has reversed a lower court ruling, and it appears work will begin on the enormous Monte Belo dam after all.
COSTA RICA and NICARAGUA
The International Court of Justice has ordered both sides out of a disputed border region.
The US government has given permission to airlines to fly charter flights between Cuba and eight additional US cities.
Attempts to ban the screening of a documentary about the corrupt and inefficient Mexican justice system have backfired, as the film has become a major hit in the country.