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Latin America Digest: Today's one-line news briefs

December 8, 2009 |  9:44 pm

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have killed more than 11,000 people in the last six years, many execution-style, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.

San Jose, Costa Rica – The president-elect of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, said he wants political amnesty for all those involved in the June coup that ousted former President Manuel Zelaya.

Lima, Peru — Peru’s military is testing MBT-2000 tanks from China and is close to a deal to buy an undetermined number, Defense Minister Rafael Rey said.

Veracruz, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said they had arrested 43-year-old suspect Michael Cornelius Burke Jr., who is wanted by the FBI in the 2004 rapes of two girls in Abington, Pa.

--Times staff and wire reports