LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 31, 2019

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No deaths were reported from the 6.6 quake that struck El Salvador on May 30, 2019.
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for week-ending May 31, 2019:

Latin America accounts for one third of the world’s homicides according to a new study from an Australian University.

A strong earthquake stuck off the coast of El Salvador Thursday, registering 6.6 on the seismic scale and triggering a tsunami warning.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition representatives have ended without agreement in Oslo.

A national strike has paralyzed Argentina amid economic woes.

Colombia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of ex-FARC leader Seuxis Paucias Hernandez.

An Ecuadorian court has denied bail to an accused hacker linked to julian Assange.

Brazil’s GDP has shrunk and the economy is flirting with another recession.

Guatemala has busted an alleged $10 million people-smuggling ring.

At least 23 people are dead in Mexico after a bus carrying catholic pilgrims collided with a cargo truck.

Neymar has been stripped of the captaincy of the Brazil national team.

And J Balvin has Landed His Seventh Hot 100 hit.

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