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Eighteen Mexicans posing as Televisa journalists were found guilty of drug trafficking in Nicaragua. They were caught trying to pass through the country with more than one million dollars in cash. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s inauguration might be postponed according to Vice President Nicolás Maduro. The ailing leader is recovering from cancer surgery and respiratory infection in Cuba. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos returned seized land to farmers amid peace talks with the FARC. The rebels called the plan “a trap” because peasants may now sell the land to corporations. While some worry the end of the world is tomorrow, others are preparing to celebrate. December 21st marks the start of the new Mayan calendar and thousands are converging on ancient sites for the big day.