LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 14, 2019

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Jorge Garcia (L), a 34-year-old Venezuelan builder, talks with his parents Susana Pineda and Jose Garcia and his wife Maribel Paz at his house in Brisas del Norte settlement on June 10, 2019 in Riohacha, Colombia. (Photo by Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 14, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for the week-ending June 14, 2019:

Get ready for the 50,000-bolivar bank note from Venezuela.

For the first time, Mexicans are not the majority of undocumented immigrants in the US.

El Salvador’s New President who was sworn in on Saturday, has taken some of his first actions in office via Twitter, including giving officials the ax.

Ecuador’s highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic country.

Nicaraguan authorities have freed 56 people detained during a harsh crackdown on dissent last year.

Former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli was released to house arrest Wednesday from jail.

Two British teens – Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins – were this week killed in a car crash on the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia.

Seuxis Hernandez, A former Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges has been sworn into office as a congressman.

Argentinean and international Jewish organizations are demanding action from local and regional authorities amid recent violent anti-Semitic attacks in the country.

The Mexican government has accused designer Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in her latest range.

And Brazil lost 2-3 in the Women’s World Cup Soccer Clash Thursday Against Australia in France.

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