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Central America / Caribbean

Santo Domingo, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The arrivals of tourists to the Dominican Republic grew by 5.5 percent in the first eight months of the year regarding to the same period of 2017, it was published here today.

San Jose, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Women's Status, Patricia Mora, today asked the Government of Costa Rica to listen to the protesters who occupy the main capital avenues in rejection of the tax reform promoted by the executive.

Managua, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of social projects in Nicaragua is advancing today after the opening of road infrastructure and drinking water projects in 23 municipalities, amounting to more than 39 million Cordobas (about 1,200,000 dollars). According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Municipal Development (INIFOM), last week they inaugurated three drinking water and sanitation works benefiting 1,564 people in the municipalities of Villanueva, Las Sabanas and El Crucero.

Managua, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the open Richter scale today shook the Pacific Rim of Nicaragua, with no reports of damage or fatalities.

Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 Mexican criminal groups are currently fighting for the control of poppy crops, especially in the state of Guerrero, due to the strong demand for opiate from the United States.

Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed to the Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, her presence at the G20 summit that will take place from November 30 to December 1 in this capital.

Santiago de Cuba, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Simon Bolivar training vessel, of the Navy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, began today a visit to this city, and will remain in this port city until September 16.

Port-au-Prince, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Library of Haiti is hosting today the first edition of the Voodoo Room, which aims to promote the main books related to the country''s most important popular religiosity.

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) After two days of meetings in a cordial, frank and mutually respectful atmosphere, the Second Round of Migratory Conversations between the Republics of Cuba and Honduras, held in Tegucigalpa concluded, announced today the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Kingston, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Jamaica acquires land in key points of the island for the construction of three marine bases as part of the efforts to protect the country''s borders and reduce criminal activities.

Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Isaac is moving westward across the Atlantic at 24 kilometers per hour and this general movement is expected to continue over the next few days, the U.S. Hurricane Center reported today.