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Central America / Caribbean

Panama, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The eviction of 400 farming families from their lands in the western Panamanian district of Baru, ordered by the justice system, is illegal, unconstitutional and deprives them of their rights, said defenders of the victims on Tuesday.

San Jose, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will be waiting on Tuesday for the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on the fiscal plan, against which affiliates of workers and social groups have been on a 37-day general strike for an indefinite period of time.

Santo Domingo, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Four Dominican provinces were declared again on weather alert as of noon on Monday, due to the approach of a tropical wave that will travel through the country in the next hours.

Kingston, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities ordered on Monday an audit of the security systems of the tourism sector with the aim of strengthening the guarantees offered by the country as a destination.

Mexico, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) A goal against the blockade was the soccer match that Mexicans and Cubans dedicated in this capital to solidarity with the island and in rejection of the policy of siege imposed by the United States, it was reported on Monday.

Managua, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government has described the statements by Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado as disrespectful and interfering, considering that he interferes in Nicaragua''s domestic affairs.

Mexico, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The government of Mexico City will announce on Monday its emerging plan to supply water to 13 municipalities that will run out of water from October 31 to November 4.

Bridgetown, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) In the coming weeks, about 1,500 temporary workers throughout the public sector in Barbados will be fired, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Monday.

Rome, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis said in Rome on Monday that St. Oscar Romero had perfectly incarnated the image of the good shepherd who gave his life for his sheep.

San Salvador, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez assured Monday that the canonization of Oscar Arnulfo Romero is opening a new way for coexistence in this Central American nation.

Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his willingness to work with Dominica to further strengthen relations and cooperation, when he congratulated his Caribbean counterpart, Charles Savarin, for his reelection.