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Interior Centroamérica / Caribe

Mexico, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Benjamin Solis, former mayor of the municipality of Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, was sentenced to two years in prison for qualified injuries and threats to the reporter Karla Janeth Silva, of El Heraldo, the newspaper reported today.


Guatemala, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) In the first six months of the year nearly 2, 500 violent deaths occurred in Guatemala, according to a report by the so-called Mutual Support Group (GAM).


Bridgetown, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven Caribbean nations are among the 36 most affected by shortage of water and Barbados is among the 10 most serious cases, reported Caribbean News Service website on Friday.


United Nations, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th meeting between the United Nations and the Community of Caribbean States (CARICOM) is concluding today after two days of talks on security, climate change, public health and sustainable development.


Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) demanded that the Panamanian government have national sovereignty respected in the case of the extraterritorial sanctions taken by the United States on the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE), it was reported today.


Mexico, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican federal justice authorities have activated today the so-called anti-corruption button, which seeks to inform about the spread of actions of that scourge, encourage the culture of legality and civic values among the population.


San Jose, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Central Pacific Public Force of Costa Rica have arrested 3,878 people during the first half of 2017, 2,002 of them were closely related to drug offenses, according to official data released today.


San Juan, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has said today that the current crisis in Puerto Rico requires a different economic relationship with the United States, and therefore it requested its inclusion in any US federal tax system reform.


Guatemala, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales's step to decree a state of public calamity in view of the deplorable condition of the country's highways and roads is in a legislative limbo, as reported by local press.


Saint John, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The airline Leeward Isles Air Transport (LIAT) announced today the cancellation of commercial flights in areas of possible affectations caused by Tropical Storm Don, published the website of the newspaper The Daily Observer.