LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – SEPT. 6, 2019

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Guatemalan Army members unload the coffin of one of three soldiers killed in El Estor municipality, Izabal department, upon its arrival at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City on September 05, 2019. (Photo crediT: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 6, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for the week-ending Sept. 6, 2019:

U.S. Border crossings continue to fall amid the Mexican government’s stepped-up effort to deport Central American migrants crossing its southern border.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has put the military on alert ahead of exercises along the border with Colombia, accusing the neighbouring nation’s president of plotting an attack as tensions mounted between the two countries.

Ivanka Trump met with aides to Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó in Colombia on Wednesday and offered $120 million in U.S. assistance to neighboring countries under strain from a refugee crisis.

Guatemala’s government has declared a state of siege in five northeastern provinces in an effort to regain control after three soldiers were killed by suspected drug traffickers.

Agents working for the private Israeli intelligence company Black Cube recently uncovered alleged corruption in Panama’s justice system that included bribes to top judges, a Panamanian paper has reported.

The former first lady of Honduras Rosa Elena Bonilla, wife of ex-president Porfirio Lobo, w will have to spend the next 58 years in jail on charges of fraud and undue appropriation of funds.

Justices of the top court in Brazil have annulled a corruption conviction by the judge who oversaw the probe – current Justice Minister Sergio Moro.

Wildfires raging in Bolivia’s forests and grasslands since May have destroyed 1.7 million hectares as well as Rare Prehistoric Works of Bolivian Rock Art.

Argentina this week said the central bank will need to authorize dollar purchases and companies will need to quickly repatriate dollars earned overseas it seeks to keep dollars in the country.

The Uruguayan Film Institute said this week that Federico Veiroj’s The Moneychanger will be the country’s submission in the international feature film category of the 2020 Academy Awards.

A pre-Columbian burial location has revealed what is perhaps the largest child sacrifice site ever in Peru, 346 miles north of Lima.

And A ‘Mystery’ volcano that cooled the ancient world in 536 C.E. and around 540 C.E. has been traced by scientists to El Salvador.

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