Argentina may be facing some serious financial problems. One may be an inflation rate as high as 25; the Argentine government claims the number's much lower, under 10 percent. And it's enlisted the world's most famous hamburger to help make its case.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for more cancer treatment. Meanwhile, his political challenger has been out on the campaign trail. Venezuela's fractured opposition has united behind Henrique Capriles Radonski.
The Darién Gap is an impassable tangle of jungle and swamp between Panama and Colombia that forces journeys along the Pan-American Highway to come to full stop. Only a few hundred travelers annually make this trip.