Freedom of the press is under threat in much of the Americas, according to a Freedom House report.
The US has given a $5 million grant to make the wiretapping possible, writes a guest blogger.
The secret service prostitution scandal overshadows renewed calls at the Summit of the Americas for the US to stanch its drug consumption. A viral 'Drug Violence 2012' video (think 'Kony 2012') would help young Americans connect US drug use to violence in Central and South America.
A new Council on Foreign Relations report examines criminal violence in Central America.