LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – SEPT. 27, 2019

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Riot police prepares to repel violent protesters in Mexico City on September 26, 2019, on the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students of the teaching training school in Ayotzinapa. (Photo credit: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 27, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for the week-ending Sept. 27, 2019:

The U.S. DEA is offering a $10 million reward for the capture of accused mexican drug lord, Nemesio Cervantes, known simply as El Mencho. El Mencho’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, or CJNG, is responsible for at least a third of the drugs entering the U.S. by land and sea.

El Salvador’s President, Nayib Bukele, on Thursday said the United States should promote legal migration as part of its crackdown on illegal immigration, calling on President Donald Trump to continue a program shielding some migrants from deportation.

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on Cuban Communist Party chief Raul Castro over his support for Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, and involvement in what it called “gross violations of human rights.”

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with Honduras that effectively prevents migrants from traveling through Central America to enter the United States.

Scientists say more than 2.3 million animals perished in fires burning in protected forest and grassland areas, such as the tropical savannas of the Chiquitania region in eastern Bolivia.

Jeffrey Epstein model agent pal Jean-Luc Brunel has reportedly been found in South America. Brunel, a longtime pal of Epstein’s who flew on his private jet and visited him in jail in Florida, stands accused of sexually assaulting three former models.

Protesters in Mexico City turned out on September 26, 2019, the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students of the teaching training school in Ayotzinapa, to call for justice.

Costa Rica’s government says the country will run on more than 98% renewable energy for the fifth consecutive year.

Uruguay rugby fans are crying for joy after their team beat Fiji in their opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

And Latin stars, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s are co-headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show next february in Miami.

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