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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced he has prostate cancer and will have surgery to remove a tumor on Wednesday. Next week Santos is scheduled to start peace talks with FARC rebels. In Peru, 22 people died and a dozen others were injured when a bus plunged into a 654 foot cliff. Human error and excessive speed are the suspected causes. In Nicaragua, striking taxi drivers violently clashed with police over government fuel subsidies. Riot police were called after protestors set tires on fire and blocked roadways. And in Brazil, troops will take to the streets of Rio to guarantee security for voters and a smooth Democratic vote. Rio’s residents will choose a new mayor next Sunday.