LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 22, 2019

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Opposition leader and Self proclaimed Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó leaves after speaking during a Citizens' Assembly on March 16, 2019 in Valencia, Venezuela. Self proclaimed interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó called for Citizen's Assemblies with the purpose to 'stop the usurpation of power' by President Nicolás Maduro a week after a devastating blackout struck across the country. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 22, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending March 22, 2019:

Venezuelan intelligence agents have detained a senior aide to opposition leader Juan Guaidó after a raid on his Caracas home.

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a Car wash corruption investigation.

The Nicaraguan government has agreed to release all opposition prisoners within 90 days in a bid to restart stalled peace talks.

A judge in Guatemala has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s former attorney general, Thelma Aldana.

The widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, was targeted by government-owned spyware, according to Citizen Lab.

The trump administration has began rolling out its policy of requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they await court hearings.

Newly-elected El Salvador Leader, Nayib Bukele, has shunned U.S. Aid, and vowed to help the immigration crisis.

A five-year-old boy who was rescued after almost 24 hours lost in the desert in western Argentina has been released from hospital.

Lionel Messi will be in the argentina lineup that takes on venezuela today in a soccer friendly in Madrid.

J. Balvin has become the first Latin music artist to headline Lollapalooza.

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