U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signed agreements with three more Latin American countries (for a total of six) on the protection of certain rights of migrant workers. The right wing is, predictably, yelling "betrayal".
With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.
Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala of the "Gana Peru" coalition won by a nose over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced strongman Alberto Fujimori.
The complaint, filed last week, is the first time the U.S. has pursued a labor rights case against a free-trade partner.
In a big victory for a U.S. student campaign, Russell Athletics, the largest supplier of team uniforms and apparel, agreed to reopen a Honduran factory that it shut down after its workers formed a union.