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Central America / Caribbean

Mexico, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured today that his government will recover by the end of March next year the nearly one million formal jobs lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Basseterre, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Saint Kitts and Nevis is promoting an electoral reform process in the Federation, in order to advance in transparency and the criteria for voting eligibility or qualification, local political observers indicated today.

Managua, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The approval of the Foreign Agents Regulation Law by the National Assembly (Parliament) was the most outstanding news of the week that ends today in Nicaragua.

Georgetown, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) On the World Food Day, the Caribbean nations are promoting local development strategies to achieve food sovereignty and advance in the United Nations 2030 Agenda on zero hunger.

16 de octubre de 2020, 18:41San Juan, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Lawyer Alexandra Lugaro, the only female candidate for the government of Puerto Rico, charged on Friday that she is a victim of a smear operation by a group linked to the opposition Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

Port-au-Prince, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Prosecutor's Office in Haiti's capital threatened on Friday to sanction those practicing illicit speculation, especially commercial companies that exceed the profit thresholds established by the government.

Covid-19 pandemic to prevent Bolivians from voting in Panama, ChileLa Paz, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian residents in Panama and five cities in northern Chile will not be able to cast their votes in the upcoming general elections in their country, as a result of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an official source said on Friday.

Obrador regrets arrest of former Mexican general in U.S.Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday regretted the case of former Secretary of Defense and retired General Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested in the United States for alleged links to drug trafficking.

16 de octubre de 2020, 12:26Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Mexico reported five thousand 514 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and now accumulates 834 thousand 910 confirmed since last February, the Ministry of Health indicated today.

16 de octubre de 2020, 12:12Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Retired general and former Mexican Secretary of National Defense Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested in the United States, has close links to former Secretary of Security Genaro Garcia Luna, also imprisoned in that country.

Multidimensional poverty impacts early childhood in PanamaPanama, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 264,000 children aged birth through five years currently live in Panama in multidimensional poverty and with a lack of basic services such as health, education and housing, among others, President Laurentino Cortizo said.