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Mexican President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, will meet with President Obama at the White House later this month to discuss economic and security issues. Last week, Peña Nieto proposed putting Mexico’s often-criticized federal police under new leadership. In Honduras, Xiomara Castro — wife of ousted former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya — was elected unopposed as the 2013 presidential candidate for the Libre party. Zelaya, who returned from exile in 2011, is seeking a seat in Congress. In Cuba, the FARC declared a ceasefire as they began peace talks with the Colombian government. The FARC will halt all offensive military operations and acts of sabotage against infrastructure through January 20. And in Brazil, the Olympic Committee officially received the Games baton before beginning a five-day conference with London’s organizers. The two committees will share knowledge about prepping for the Olympics.