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McKinney Visits Guatemala for Trade, Policy Talks

Ted McKinney ended a trip promoting trade with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador March 2. McKinney, undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, traveled with a delegation of leaders from 34 agribusiness and trade associations. Seven state departments of agriculture leaders attended,...

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Mexicans Propose Human Chain if Trump Militarizes Their Border

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on today to create a human chain of peace if US President, Donald Trump, militarizes the border in his crusade against migrants. If Trump were to deploy the military, we would manifest, white dressed, thousands of Mexicans along the 3, 185 kilometers of the border with the...

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Nicaragua Advances in Poverty Reduction, States FAO

Nicaragua is making progress today in reducing poverty, reported the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which highlights the favorable economic performance of the country. ‘The nation has made enormous efforts in recent years, the numbers in reducing poverty and hunger has been very significant, as well as the...

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OAS Confirms Mission to Observe Paraguay’s April Elections

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro vowed to contribute to ”strengthening the electoral processes” by promoting integrity, impartiality, transparency and trust. The Organization of American States (OAS) will send a team of observers to monitor Paraguay’s presidential elections on April 22, OAS Secretary General Luis...

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Cuban Sailboat to Go into History in Saint Petersburg-Havana Regatta

Cuban Sailboat to Go into History in Saint Petersburg-Havana Regatta. With the Cuban boat ”Micara” as a novelty, the Saint-Petersburg-Havana regatta will start today, when 22 sailboats will set sail from this city at 10:00 hours, local time. According to a communiqué from the International Nautical Club of Cuba, ‘the...

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Salvadorian Electoral Tribunal Admits Human Error in Vote Processing

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has confirmed today a human error in vote processing for mayors and lawmakers in El Salvador, which will be resolved in the final counting. ‘Detecting the technical error in vote processing was possible thanks to the transparency with which we work’, TSE magistrate president, Julio Olivo,...

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Trump Corporation Demands Compensation for Eviction from Hotel

The Trump Corporation, owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump, has demanded compensation in Panama for alleged damage from local legal actions against its interests, in a confrontation with violent episodes that continues today. In a communiqué published here, the company that ran a luxury hotel in this capital under the...

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Dom Rep Increased Sentences for Human Trafficking and Smuggling

The Dominican Republic increased condemnatory sentences for trafficking in persons, migrant smuggling and child pornography by 58 percent in 2017, it was announced today in this capital. According to a press release from the Foreign Ministry, these results, plus the elaboration of a national plan of action against these crimes, are some...

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Guatemalan President Participates in U.S.-Israel Conference

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will be the keynote speaker today at the Conference on Public Policies of the U.S.-Israel Public Affairs Committee, local media reported. The Guatemalan news agency noted that the meeting is taking place at the Convention Center in Washington, the United States. According to the brief report, Morales...

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Guatemala Appeals for More U.S. Help to Combat Drug Trafficking

Guatemala appealed to the United States on Thursday for more equipment and training to tackle drug trafficking as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited the Central American country to see how effective their efforts have been. Stemming a flow of drugs and migrants into the United States has become a key focus …...

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