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Central America / Caribbean

Santo Domingo, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Dominican authorities dismantled a clandestine office in Santo Domingo West where U.S. visas were forged, local press reported today.

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Association of Cuban Bartenders (ACC), Lizbeth Elias Muñoz, stated today that about 250 professionals have confirmed their attendance at the 22nd Pan-American Cocktail Competition IBA 2018 in Havana.

Mexico, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 35,000 Mexican officials exceed the salary limit announced by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who substantially slashed the salary of the next head of state, announced today.

La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed gratitude for the support from the 24th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum for his candidacy for a new term in his country''s elections in 2019.

Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Another police officer was killed by alleged terrorists in the city of Masaya, besieged by the violence of criminal groups in the context of the sociopolitical crisis that continues today in Nicaragua.

Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government called as biased the declarations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the socio-political crisis which is still raging in the country.

Panamá, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Radicalization of protests due to ''tariff hike'' in electricity started a month ago and today continues with a march of people's organizations demanding nationalization of the sector and abolish the increase measure, until now only suspended.

Port of Prince, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Violent demonstrations on July 6 and 7 due to hike in fuel prices in Haiti, will have negative consequences for its economy, declared specialist Etzer Emile.

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid an offensive by the right wing with its neoliberal policies and the stepping up of hegemonic stance of the United States, progressive and left-wing forces from Latin America and the Caribbean noted here that they are still struggling.

San José, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Debt of Costa Ricans with credit cards soared to over 1.2 billion colons last April, revealed the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (MEIC).

Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Some consequences of climate change such as rising temperature, going up cyclones of category three or more and stiffer droughts increasingly affect today Mexico, according to a report published here.