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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will pursue further cancer treatment in Cuba after receiving authorization from the National Assembly. Chavez plans to travel today and there’s no word when he’ll return. In Brazil, 200,000 people demanded President Rousseff veto a bill that would give billions from Rio state’s oil revenue to the federal government. Critics say the loss in revenue could affect Rio’s ability to host the World Cup and Olympics. In Mexico, former mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta Salazar was found dead, three days after witnesses saw two men push her into a car. Salazar received numerous threats from gangs and survived two previous attempts on her life. And in Panama, at least two people have died in flood waters following heavy rains that caused the river banks to burst. At least 800 homes have been damaged.