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Central America / Caribbean

Text and photos: Osvaldo Rodríguez
Panama, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Drought is seriouly affecting today the Panama Canal, making 2019 as the fifth driest in the past 70 years in its river basin; intense work is being done to guarantee its operations.


13 de enero de 2020, 00:10Panama, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Drought is seriouly affecting today the Panama Canal, making 2019 as the fifth driest in the past 70 years in its river basin; intense work is being done to guarantee its operations.


Mexico,(Prensa Latina) A total of 53 deaths due to influenza were reported this Sunday by the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) of Mexico's Secretariat of Health, during the season 2019-2020. Despite being a relatively high figure, the DGE assures that the epidemics 'shows an expected behavior, with a gradual rise in confirmed cases as weeks passed by and it is slightly higher than the season 2017-2018.'


Mexico, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's economy will improve in this first quarter of 2020, forecasted this Sunday Alejandro Diaz de Leon, governor of the Bank of Mexico (BdeM), although a mild upturn of inflation is expected.


San Juan, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Hoping to receive economic assistance from Washington, Puerto Rico's Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced signed a major disaster declaration, after an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude shocked on early Sunday the southern part of the island.


San Juan, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale was recorded today on the south coast of Puerto Rico as part of a series of intensified aftershocks on Friday night.


Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN representation in Mexico highlighted today the importance of ending the culture of violence and regulating the access of weapons so that events such as that at the Torreón school will never be repeated.


Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Dengue fever caused the death of 26 people last year in the Mexican state of Morelos, the Director General of the state's Health Services, Hector Barona, confirmed Friday.


Georgetown, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) General elections in several countries of the region and the strengthening of trade relations are today the main challenges for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as outlined in its international agenda in 2020.


Kingston, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican and Japanese governments are consolidating today their economic cooperation through coffee, a product that has arrived from the Caribbean to the Far East since the 1960s.


9 de enero de 2020, 14:55San Jose, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Feminicide rates in Costa Rica decreased in 2019, with 13 cases registered as compared to the 26 cases of 2018, according to data from the Office of the Deputy Prosecutor for Gender, released today by the National Institute for Women (INAMU).