LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 29, 2019

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Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido (L) speaks during a meeting called by Venezuela's National Assembly, at Montalban neighbourhood in Caracas on March 28, 2019. (Photo credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 29, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending March 29, 2019:

The Venezuelan Gov’t has barred Juan Guaido from public office for 15 years.

Mexico’s President Has Pushed Back Against Donald Trump’s Criticism Saying: Illegal Immigration ‘Is Not Up To Us Mexicans.

Homicides in Uruguay increased by 45.8 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, soaring to record levels.

A Chile court has ordered the Catholic Church to compensate sex abuse victims

Three months into Jair Bolsonaro’s term, voters, investors and some supporters are starting to doubt if he can deliver on pledges.

A Truck in Guatemala slammed into a crowd Wednesday Night, leaving at least 18 dead.


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Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued another arrest warrant for former President Mauricio Funes.

A massive cohort of prospective migrants, dubbed the “mother of all caravans,” is forming in Honduras, reports indicate.

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections

Police in Peru have arrested five men in the gang rape of a mentally ill teenager

Thousands of workers at US factories in Mexico are striking for higher wages.

Facebook says its now extending its dating service to Mexico and Argentina.

And the Foo Fighters Confirm Shows in Colombia & Costa Rica this October.


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