Telemundo Latin America news roundup – October 8, 2012

The latest Latin America news in under 59 seconds.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected for another six-year term, extending his rule over Venezuela to 20 years. This election marked a record 80 percent voter turnout. Mexican authorities captured suspected Zetas boss “Ardilla” who is linked to a massacre of 72 foreign migrant workers in 2010 and the murder of American David Hartley. Also in Mexico, over 500 young, homeless soccer players from around the world kicked off the tenth annual Homeless World Cup. The event uses soccer as a tool to engage homeless youth. And in Brazil, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes was re-elected with an overwhelming majority. During his campaign he promised to improve transportation, health and education. Paes will be in charge when Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics.

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