LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 19, 2019

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View of a poster of Guatemala's presidential candidate for the Union del Cambio Nacional (UCN) party Mario Estrada -who was arrested in Miami, along with Juan Pablo Gonzalez Mayorga- at the UCN headquarters in Guatemala City on April 18, 2019. - Estrada was charged with conspiring to import cocaine to the United States in a bid to secure cartel funds for his election, the Justice Department said. In addition to the alleged cocaine importation conspiracy, Estrada and Gonzalez have also been charged with conspiring to use and possess machineguns. (Photo credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 19, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending April 19, 2019:

A Guatemalan presidential candidate has been arrested in Miami on suspicion of conspiring to import cocaine to the US.

Russia is vowing to continue supporting Venezuela despite new U.S. sanctions.

Iran says it is considering deploying the Revolutionary Guard in Venezuela.

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More migrants can be indefinitely detained while they wait for their cases to be heard under a new DOJ Decision.

Argentina has frozen rising Prices for products as President Macri Seeks to Appease Voters ahead of the October election.

Hundreds of Nicaraguans opposed to President Daniel Ortega were arrested in protests in Managua this week.

Peru is pondering corruption probe’s cost after shocking suicide of former President Alan Garcia.

American missionary Wayne Goddard has been killed in Paraguay.

A group of lawmakers in Bolivia is facing backlash after asking Donald Trump to intervene in their country’s upcoming election.

Ex-Premier League star Jhon Viafara is crammed into an infamous Colombian prison alongside violent criminals as he awaits trial for drug trafficking.

And singer Shakira is paying tribute to Gabriel García Márquez on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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