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Mexican President Felipe Calderon praised the navy for killing the leader of the Zetas drug cartel. He boasted that during his term 25 of the 37 most wanted criminals in the country have been caught or killed. Calderon did not mention the theft of Lazcano’s body by an armed gang. Meanwhile, Mexico’s Interior Minister met with the United Nations to sign a deal curtailing organized crime and drug trafficking. The UN says they will share intelligence with Mexico. Brazil’s Supreme Court convicted Jose Dirceu, President Lula’s former Chief of Staff, for running a scheme that used public funds to buy politicians’ votes in Congress. Two other aides were also convicted. And the Vatican confirms a Chilean bishop accused of sexual abuse has resigned. Bishop Ordenes denies abusing a former altar boy who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident. The Catholic Church is investigating the claim.