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Venezuela’s government published the first pictures of cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez since his operation more than two months ago. The president has not been seen in public since December. Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa holds a wide lead in the polls as he and his main Opponent wrap up their campaigns. Elections will take place this Sunday. Colombia’s FARC rebels called off the release of hostages yesterday after the media tailed them to the secret transfer point for the prisoners. President Santos demanded the FARC release the men promptly. Thousands of women in Mexico and Argentina danced on Valentine’s Day to end violence against women. Two hundred and two other countries all joined in the dance protest.