Here's an interesting story that can get lost in some snippy comments. A bit of a border war is brewing between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and that has some interesting implications. Nicargua is a country of the left at present, having voted the reformed-Marxist Sandinistas back into power a few years ago. However, they haven't reformed that much and are in Chavez's camp for regional geopolitics.
The news item has Google putting part of Costa Rican territory as part of Nicaragua on the south side of the San Juan River that is the general border between the two. However, rivers do move from time to time; US maps are full of quirks along the Mississippi where the river moved after the border was made, putting parts of, say, Missouri on the east side of the river and parts of Tennessee on the west side.
There are emerging plans for a canal there to supplement the Panama Canal, one where the regional progressives would have their own canal independent of the big, mean, capitalist gringos and their lackeys. The only problem is that Costa Rica tends to be one of those "lackeys", leaning to the center in their geopolitics and away from the left in their politics. They don't have a military, relying on police and border security to handle things; that gives them a Switzerland type international peace cred, but doesn't help with the Sandinistas want to play hardball and send troops to the south side of the San Juan.
The blog-kicker was the headline on the piece "South America Still Battling Over Google Maps Error." Minor problem, the border between North and South America is officially down at Panama and Columbia, with this dispute well inside Central America, which is a subset of North America.
You could say Latin American, or Central American, but it's sloppy geography to make everything south of the Rio Grande be South America, which is probabaly what the headline writer at either Fox of Reuters did; it's a Reuters piece, but I'm not sure who gets the "epic-fail" tag.
However, there is a bigger geopolitical story here that could keep Foggy Bottom and the UN busy for a while. Hopefully, world opinion won't get railroaded to the Bolivarian world-view like they did in Hounduras, where a heavy-handed legal impeachment got seen as a coup in diplomatic opinion.