Monsanto Co. calls for more controls on agrochemicals, including its Roundup line of glyphosate-based weed-killers, in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming people's health in Argentina. Clowns converging on Mexico City for a convention sit for formal portraits, revealing a sense of grace and style despite their elaborate face paint, weird wigs and rubber noses. Hurricane Raymond weakens to a tropical storm, sparing the Pacific Coast devastated last month by floods and mudslides triggered by Tropical Storm Manuel. More changes are announced in Cuba, including a new law banning the private sale of imported goods and a plan to phase out a perplexing two-currency system. Haitians demand the release of an attorney who accuses the government of corruption. Supporters whisk the lawyer from a courthouse as he awaits a hearing after being detained by police, who didn't say why they arrested him.

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