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In Costa Rica, over 200 aftershocks have been felt after a 7.6 earthquake, one of the strongest earthquakes in recent history, shook the country on Wednesday. Despite the magnitude, little damage was reported – including a few collapsed houses and blocked highways. One of Colombia’s top FARC rebel, Mauricio Jaramillo, told reporters in a press conference today that the group plans a cease-fire during peace negotiations that are scheduled to begin in Norway in early October. And Argentina’s congress is considering lowering the voting age from 18 years old to 16. Senators opposing the proposal say this is an attempt by president Cristina Fernandez to swing the upcoming election by securing the youth vote.