Argentina and Brazil have re-joined the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a regional integration organization founded in May 2008. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) hosted a virtual summit for Latin American and Caribbean countries to discuss a solution to inflation across the region. The Union of Southern Service Workers held a one-day strike across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to protest U.S. southern workers being disproportionately injured on the job. Dispatches by Peoples Dispatch / Globetrotter News Service.
Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.