LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 15, 2019

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Venezuelans resumed work Thursday after a weeklong hiatus forced by an unprecedented nationwide blackout. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from Latin America for week-ending March 15, 2019:

The US has pulled all of its diplomats out of Venezuela as the Maduro regime struggled to restore power to the country Thursday.

The two assailants, who killed 8 at a school in Brazil Wednesday, have been identified as former pupils, aged 17 and 25.

Actor and former Culture Minister, Salvador del Solar, is Peru’s new prime minister amid a cabinet reshuffle.

Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia have temporarily suspended the operations of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft from their airspace.

Of the 5 most violent cities in the world, 4 are in Mexico a new report shows.

Five of the 8 Most Wanted US ICE Immigrants are From EL Salvador, News Americas Has Found.

A Nicaraguan man, who became a prominent public face of opposition to President Daniel Ortega’s government, has left the country for exile.

A scheduled vote in Guatemala’s Congress on amnesty for war crimes was suspended this week.

Thousands from Honduras have been granted the right To retain TPS, under an agreement filed in a San Francisco Court.

Mining thieves this week attacked a military patrol, leaving three dead at the Huanuni Mining Company in Bolivia.

Uruguay’s President, Tabaré Vázquez, has removed the commander of the country’s Army, General Guido Manini Ríos.

Paraguay has called up three MLS-based players for their twin friendlies in California on March 26th.

And the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame has named 24 songwriters and composers, for induction into the esteemed hall this year.