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Police have made three arrests in connection with the nightclub fire in Brazil that tragically killed 232 victims. Burials for the victims began today. Witnesses say sparklers lit by the band ignited the ceiling. Eight people were injured when a gunfight broke out at the headquarters of the Dominican Republic’s leading opposition party over the weekend. Tempers flared after members decided to expel former President Hipólito Mejia from the ranks. Also from Venezuela, a letter from President Hugo Chavez was read aloud at a regional summit in Chile, the first word from the ailing leader since his cancer surgery more than a month ago. The letter called for greater Latin America unity. In Caracas, hundreds attended the third annual tattoo expo showcasing outlandish and extreme body art in Caracas. Attendees included the “Vampire Woman” of Mexico and the “Devil” from Colombia.