LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 1, 2019

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Samuel Moncada, Venezuela’s permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks at the United Nations Security Council after a vote on rival U.S. and Russian draft resolutions on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela on February 28, 2019 in New York City. Following weeks of violence and protests in the Latin American country, Washington’s proposal calls for free and fair presidential elections and unhindered aid delivery. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 1, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from Latin America for week-ending March 1, 2019.

Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US resolution in the UN Security Council on addressing the crisis in Venezuela.

Two Florida businessmen have been charged on foreign bribery for their alleged roles to corruptly secure business advantages from PDVSA.

Talks on peace begins again in Nicaragua after dozens of political prisoners are freed.

An 11-year-old girl in argentina has been forced to give birth to rapist’s child after she was refused an abortion

Brazil’s GDP grew by a mere 0.1 pct in the last qtr. of 2018, below the 0.2 pct forecast.

The Mother of an Israeli ambassador is the third person to die from injuries sustained in a Chile boating accident

Costa Rica’s president Carlos Alvarado this week signed a decree which extends the moratorium on oil exploration until 2050

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have put in a joint to host the 2030 World Cup

And Sex Workers in Guatemala have now become unionized.