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* Venezuela: Investigators are looking into allegations that illegal miners from neighboring Brazil murdered eighty members of the Yanomami tribe.
* Central America: General Douglas Fraser, head of the U.S. military's Southern Command, admitted that there has been an increase in antidrug patrols off the coasts of Honduras and Guatemala.
* Mexico: State-run oil firm Pemex located an offshore oil field that could hold reserves of 400 million barrels of light crude.
* Chile: At least 50,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Santiago on Tuesday and called for the government to enact educational reforms.
Video Source – YouTube via user socioambiental (2011 Brazilian TV report on illegal miners crossing the border into Venezuela and harassing indigenous tribes).
Online Sources- The Guardian, MSNBC, Reuters, UPI