LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 3, 2019

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- The Protect the Embassy Collective wants to prevent the delegation of opposition leader Juan Guaido from entering the building. The activists have been living there for more than two weeks with the permission of the government of Nicolas Maduro (Photo credit: ARIELA NAVARRO/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 3, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending May 3, 2019:

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro appeared flanked by soldiers at an army base in Caracas Thursday.

Voters in Panama will go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president to succeed incumbent Juan Carlos Varela.

Mass protests in Honduras left three people wounded and several buildings aflame this week.

Nicaraguan bishops this week called for an end to “repressive actions and persecution” there.

Mexican federal police and immigration agents raided a train in southern Mexico carrying migrants and removed them.

The death toll of Guatemalan youth in us custody climbed to three this week with the death of a 16-year-old.

MS-13 Gang Put a Fake Body in a Car, Then Detonated a Bomb in Ecuador When Police Came.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he would not agree to be extradited to the United States.

Peru this week deported more than 40 Venezuelan migrants.

Rescue efforts continued Thursday after massive landslide in La Paz, Bolivia.

Donald Trump has nominated veteran diplomat Philip Goldberg to serve as ambassador to Colombia.

And Rappi has confirmed a US$1 billion investment from SoftBank for its newly launched Innovation Tech Fund.


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