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Mexican police captured eleven people they believe are connected to a drug cartel that’s killed sixteen people in the last ten days. Mexico has seen an upswing in violence since the beginning of the year. Peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC are moving at a fast pace says a spokesman for the rebel group. But the government says it will not call a ceasefire until a peace deal is reached. Honduras has gone over the fiscal cliff, owing billions of dollars of debt and refusing to pay government workers. Experts say corruption, campaign spending and a struggling economy has fueled the crisis. Hundreds of brightly dressed dancers and musicians in Argentina are warming up for next week’s carnival. Organizers expect this year’s event will attract over a million spectators and participants.