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Thousands gather for a mass rally today to celebrate what was supposed to be the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez. The National Assembly, backed by the Supreme Court has been postponed the inauguration to a later unknown date. The leader is recovering from surgery in Cuba. Also in Venezuela, opposition leaders accused the supreme court of siding with the government. Henrique Capriles said the decision shows the judicial system is broken and that the government is violating the constitution. Colombia’s FARC rebels say they will break the unilateral ceasefire they agreed to in November if the government refuses to lay down arms by January 20. The peace talks broke down before Christmas but may begin again next week. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law a bill that compensates families who are victims of the country’s drug war. The government plans to provide up to 950,000 pesos to affected families.