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In Mexico, 26 workers were killed due to a gas plant explosion in Tamaulipas. What cause the explosion is still unclear. In San Cristobal, Venezuela, authorities captured Colombian drug lord Daniel “Crazy” Barrera with the collaboration of U.S. and British intelligence. Barrera had a $5 million bounty over his head. And in Bolivia, rival miners threw dynamite sticks at each other during a clash in the city of La Paz on Tuesday. The rival groups are fighting to control a recently nationalized tin and zinc mine. And Brazil has chosen a new mascot for the 2014 World Cup: an armadillo! FIFA’s Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke, said one of the tournament’s aims is to raise awareness about the environment and ecology.