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Central America / Caribbean

Mexico, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The investigation on the 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa has confirmed links between authorities and organized crime and connivance or confabulation by officials to propitiate, allow or abstain from acting, an ombudsman said on Thursday.

United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, echoed Wednesday the statement of a special adviser of the multilateral organization that asked the Guatemalan Congress to reject the amnesty law.

Guatemala, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 12 people were arrested Wednesday during a strong counter-narcotics operation in five departments of Guatemala, sources from the National Civil Police (PNC) reported.

Managua, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive day the Nicaraguan government reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to discuss all the points raised at the national talks with the opposition, which began on February 27.

San Salvador, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The parliamentary left in El Salvador insisted Wednesday on taking a draft bill for comprehensive reparation for the victims of the armed conflict as the basis for a future Amnesty Law.

Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Wednesday he will continue his fight against corruption and whoever commits a crime and is proven guilty will be punished, whoever he might be.

Georgetown, Mar 13 ( Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community ( CARICOM ) voiced Wednesday its condolences to all those who lost their lives in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane last Sunday.

Santo Domingo, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Out of the maternal deaths occurred in the Dominican Republic during the past five years, 1,153 were due to preventable causes, the Dominican Political Observatory of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode) announced Wednesday in Santo Domingo.

Mexico, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities continue on Wednesday without clues about 44 alleged Central American migrants who disappeared between March 8 and 11 in Tamaulipas and Monterrey, the government said.

Managua, March 12 (Prensa Latina) For the second consecutive day, the opposition Civic Alliance was absent from the negotiating round with the Nicaraguan government delegation, despite the latter''s call to respect what was agreed in the Road Map.

San Jose, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) on Tuesday asked the population to increase preventive measures to prevent diseases from bites of mosquitoes such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, frequent at this time of year.