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Central America / Caribbean

Santo Domingo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominican economy grew from January to September 2018 by 6.9 percent, supported by positive behavior of almost all activities, reported the Central Bank governor, Hector Valdez.

Mexico, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 people were evacuated from the municipalities of Tecuala and Acaponeta, in the north of Nayarit, to the threat on Tuesday of Hurricane Willa, category three, which must touch land in the Mexican Pacific this afternoon-night.

Santo Domingo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) and the Dominican Public Prosecutor's Office seized 395 packages of alleged cocaine off the coast of the province of San Pedro de Macoris, official sources said on Wednesday.

Mexico, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Vicente, which is due to hit Mexican territory through Michoacán on Tuesday, has killed 14 people, Civil Protection authorities reported.

Panama, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Panama''s government has made the entry of Cuban citizens into the country more flexible by granting a tourist card for those who travel for shopping or visiting reasons, according to presidential decree.

Mexico, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The caravan of Central American migrants regrouped and has grown on Monday in Tapachula, Chiapas, with the purpose of continuing northwards to the United States border.

San Jose, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The strike against the fiscal plan is entering Monday into its seventh week in Costa Rica, with the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice that it does affect the Judiciary and subject to consultation of the Constitutional Chamber (IV).

22 de octubre de 2018, 10:11Panama, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese ambassador in Panama City, Wei Qiang, stated that his country identifies with Panama in creating friends instead of enemies, in response to the U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced here on Monday.

Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (Copppal), Manolo Pichardo, warned today about the consequences and dangers for Brazil of winning the ultra-rightist Jair Bolsonaro.

Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Although half of the approximately 5,000 participants in the caravan from Central America started their return trip, some 2,200 remain today on the international bridge that connects Guatemala with Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.

By Yolaidy Martinez Ruiz

Beijing, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Latin American countries participated today with their art, culture and traditions in an international bazaar held every year with the purpose of supporting China''s fight against poverty, the Government''s top priority.