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Central America / Caribbean

San Salvador, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Roberto d'Aubuisson, Mayor of the right-wing Arena party, this Tuesday justified the use of firearms against demonstrators in the recent riots street vendors and supporters staged in the Salvadorean municipality of Santa Tecla.

Panama, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous people, children, and women are the most exposed today to poverty and chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, given the level of inequality that persists in these populations, the United Nations revealed.

Managua, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua reiterated today that from April to July this year it was submitted to an attempt of coup d''état by political groups disguised as non-government organizations associated to organized crime and financed from abroad.

Mexico, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Marko Cortes' election to lead the National Action Party (PAN) means new challenges to the second political force in Mexico.

San Salvador, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won four medals in the recently concluded Central American Biology Olympiad in El Salvador, in which representatives from seven took part.

Santiago de Chile, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) In less than one week but with conceptual differences, about 94 Venezuelans and 176 Haitians left Chile, in an unprecedented process of repatriation towards their respective countries.

Panama, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Every year, there are 3.6 million obese people in Latin America and the Caribbean, a phenomenon that affects one in four adults today, which is why it is the region''s biggest nutritional threat.

Mexico, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico, a drug trafficking economy has taken roots and generates annual revenues of 600 billion pesos (more than 31 billion dollars).

Vientiane, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel wished his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, a happy 73rd birthday on Sunday.

Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday wished a happy 73rd birthday to his Nicaraguan peer, Daniel Ortega, in a message on Twitter.

La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday wished his Nicaraguan peer, Daniel Ortega, a happy birthday, and ratified his support for the struggle by that Central American country against political destabilization efforts.