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A two-day protest continued in Buenos Aires as border and coast guard officials demanded compensation after a 60 percent wage cut in September. Officials blamed an administrative error for the cuts. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is recovering from a successful operation for prostate cancer. He is expected to go home this weekend and carry out official duties. Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez met with the President of Lebanon in Buenos Aires. They both arrived from the recent Arab-South American Summit to discuss their mutual relationship. And Rio de Janiero’s “Christ the Redeemer”statue was lit black, red and gold like the German flag, to mark the 22 anniversary of German reunification. May 2013 through May 2014 is Brazil’s “Year of Germany.”