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Central America & Caribbean

This week's likely top stories: Venezuelan opposition leaders halt protests in Caracas; Haiti swears in its nine-member Provisional Electoral Council; the U.S. hosts the first-ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit; AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico; Rio’s environment secretary announces that Guanabara Bay will not be clean in time for the 2016 Olympic Games.

A block of six presidents—representing Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Cuba—snubbed the two-day Cumbre Iberoamericana (Ibero-American Summit).

Haitian national police confirmed on Monday that nearly three dozen detainees escaped from a prison in the provincial city of Saint-Marc, 100 km (60 miles) north of Port-au-Prince.

The question of how global infrastructure projects can best promote green and inclusive growth while reducing enivronmental damage is particularly important to Mesoamerica.

For the majority of Central American women and girls crossing Mexico en route to the U.S., rape is another step along the path to the American dream.

Meeting the needs of a global labor market.
Investment in high-tech, higher ed.
Ways to tackle the region's problems of crime and violence.
Is online education a fad—or a tool?
The prospects have never been better.

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