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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a national crusade against hunger yesterday. The plan includes strengthening agricultural production. Around 12 million Mexicans suffer from extreme poverty. Also in Mexico, families are suffering from harsh winter conditions, including this one found living in a converted cave. 26 people have died in recent weeks from the cold temperatures. Brazilian officials can now force crack addicts to receive treatment in São Paulo. The controversial new law was adopted to combat a crack-cocaine epidemic in the country. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is laughing, joking and undergoing physical therapy say visitors to the leader, including Bolivian President Evo Morales. He has not been seen in public for six weeks.