COVID 19 Updates El Salvador extends state of exception; 50,000 arrested

El Salvador extends state of exception; 50,000 arrested

[ad_1] SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- With 50,000 people locked up since late March for alleged gang ties, El Salvador’s congress has approved another month-long extension of the state of exception that suspends some fundamental rights in the name of...
COVID 19 Updates Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Brazil’s presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

[ad_1] JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil -- Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy.Da Silva, whose...
COVID 19 Updates Independent journalist found slain in northern Mexico

Independent journalist found slain in northern Mexico

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- An independent journalist found dead in northern Mexico was killed by a blow to the head, authorities said Tuesday, reporting the latest in 14 slayings of Mexican reporters and media workers so far this year, the...
COVID 19 Updates Police kill 13 in north-central Mexico after agent slain

Police kill 13 in north-central Mexico after agent slain

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- State police in north-central Mexico killed 13 alleged gang members in a shootout the same day they captured four people burying one of their officers and a relative, authorities said Friday.The San Luis Potosi state security...
COVID 19 Updates Brazilian candidate drops from race to back Lula's bid

Brazilian candidate drops from race to back Lula’s bid

[ad_1] SAO PAULO -- Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is campaigning to return to the job he held between 2003-2010, on Thursday received an endorsement from moderate André Janones who had been expected to run himself.Da...
COVID 19 Updates Ex Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez charged with bribery

Ex Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez charged with bribery

[ad_1] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign, marking the first time that a former leader of the island faces federal charges.Two...
COVID 19 Updates Guatemalan journalist calls charges against him a 'set-up'

Guatemalan journalist calls charges against him a ‘set-up’

[ad_1] GUATEMALA CITY -- A prominent Guatemalan journalist’s initial hearing before a judge was suspended Wednesday when the judge announced that the defendant’s lawyers were also targets of the government’s investigation.Following the hearing, José Rubén Zamora, president of the newspaper...
COVID 19 Updates 9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern Mexico

9 coal miners trapped after collapse in northern Mexico

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- A cave-in at a coal mine in northern Mexico trapped nine miners Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.The president tweeted that the accident happened in the town of Sabinas in the border state of Coahuila....
COVID 19 Updates Journalist, 2 others killed in Mexico; 13th this year

Journalist, 2 others killed in Mexico; 13th this year

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- A journalist was among three people killed inside a bar in central Mexico, the 13th media worker killed in the country this year.Guanajuato Gov. Diego Rodríguez Vallejo condemned the Tuesday night killings of Ernesto Méndez and...
COVID 19 Updates Mexico's attorney general investigating ex-president

Mexico’s attorney general investigating ex-president

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that it has opened several lines of investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto, several weeks after the country’s anti-money laundering agency accused the former leader of handling millions of...
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