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Recently reelected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been accused of spying on his defeated rival, Henrique Capriles. An Argentinian journalist claims leaked documents show that secret service agents tracked Capriles and his family during the campaign. Hundreds of Brazilian police moved into Rio’s notorious slums with helicopters and armored cars for a raid. Brazil hopes to clean up its most dangerous areas ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. In Colombia, 400 people gathered in Bogota calling for the release of kidnap victims. Families say some victims have been held in secret FARC camps for as long as a decade. And in Peru, a wake was held for two police officers who were killed in an ambush when their anti-drug squad was attacked in the jungle. Two other officers were injured in the ambush.