LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 12, 2019

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Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by Scotland Yard Police Officers inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Central London this morning. Ecuador's President, Lenin Moreno, withdrew Assange's Asylum after seven years citing repeated violations to international conventions. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 12, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending April 12, 2019:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s attorney says he will be fighting extradition to the US.

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno has defended his decision to lift the protections that prevented British police from arresting Assange.

Assange is being held in the uk after he was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court Thursday.

A Nicaraguan bishop is set to leave for Rome as threats against him increase.

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out in a caravan for the United States Thursday.

Venezuelan ambassador to the U.N., Samuel Moncada, looked up from his phone and shook his head at Veep Mike Pence as he urged the UN to oust him.

A federal judge this week blocked the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico.

Bolivia says the US is hindering dialogue attempts in Venezuela.

The Hilton has expanded its presence in Colombia with the Debut of a New Hotel in Bogota.

Brazil will wear white jerseys for the first time since 1950 World Cup final loss in their copa America debut.

And the countdown to the Latin Grammy’s has begun. it is set for Las Vegas Nov. 14.

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