LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 8, 2019

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People cross a street during a power cut in Caracas on March 7, 2019. - The government of Nicolas Maduro denounced a "sabotage" against the main electric power dam in the country, after a massive blackout left Caracas and vast regions of Venezuela in the darkness. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 8, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from Latin America for week-ending March 8, 2019:

Much of Venezuela remained in the dark Thursday night after a power failure in the afternoon hit Caracas and more than 10 states.

137 Children Found in a Mass Sacrifice Site in Peru Had Hearts Removed, Evidence Suggests.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has vowed to defeat a “crazed minority” that wants to remove him from power.

US Vice President Mike Pence Says there is No Timeline On a Policy of forced regime change in Venezuela.

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised for retweeting an obscene video from the 2019 carnival on Twitter.

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Authorities in Bolivia have arrested José Miguel Farfán, one of Argentina’s most sought after drug traffickers.

A bomb caused a fire on a section of Colombia’s Trasandino oil pipeline this week, Ecopetrol said, the fourth attack this year.

Judicial police in Costa Rica’s capital raided Roman Catholic church offices Thursday, searching for information on sex abuse.

the us DHS Secretary the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador want illegal immigrant children here returned.

Peru forward, Paolo Guerrero, has lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test.

Lionel Messi has been named in the Argentina squad for the first time since the World Cup, ending a self-imposed eight month exile.

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