LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 9, 2019

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Elsa Mendoza Marquez, a Mexican schoolteacher and principal who was killed in the El Paso mass shooting, before her burial, on August 8, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She crossed into El Paso on August 3rd to shop at Walmart when she was killed along with 21 others in the mass shooting. A total of eight Mexican nationals were killed. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 9, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for the week-ending Aug, 9 2019:

The Trump administration’s top diplomat for Latin America, Kimberly Breier, has resigned amid internal disputes over immigration policy for the region.

El Paso shooting victim Elsa Mendoza de la Mora became the first to be returned to Mexico and buried there this week. A hearse carrying her body crossed the Puente Libre Bridge in Ciudad Juarez.

Chinese contractor, Shanghai-based Wison Engineering, has Come to the Rescue of Venezuela’s Run-Down Oil Refineries.

Hundreds of protestors in Honduras clashed with police this week, demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández.

Nicaragua has decided to open an embassy in Palestine and appointed Mazen Khuffash, a Nicaraguan citizen of Palestinian origin, as its ambassador.

Voters in Argentina will go to the polls in a first round of voting set for Oct. 27th.

Two Chilean Ski Resorts Have Closed Their Doors Due To A Lack Of Snow.

And a Kissing Couple Fell To Their Deaths From the Bethlehem Bridge In Cusco, Peru.

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