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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejected the UN court ruling that gives oil-rich sea territory to Nicaragua and is asking for an appeal. President Santos says the loss of ocean territory will hurt Colombia’s fisherman. In Ecuador, authorities arrested eight people after intercepting a light aircraft that was going to pick up more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine. Officials say the arrests come after a month-long investigation. Mexican President Felipe Calderon unveiled a million-dollar memorial to the country’s fallen soldiers. President Calderon also defended his military-led drug crackdown, which has killed an estimated 60,000 people and hundreds of soldiers. And in Argentina, the widow of a former governor was sentenced to 18 year in prison for shooting her husband. Thirty witnesses helped convict Susana Freydoz for killing her husband, Carlos Soria, who had been Rio Negro’s governor for only three months.