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Central America / Caribbean

Panama, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian government is evaluating alternatives for the return of students in China as soon as possible, due to the advance of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in that Asian nation.

Tegucigalpa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The pre-candidate for the presidency of Honduras by the Freedom and Refoundation (Free) Party, Xiomara Castro, today condemned the murder of seven members of a family and held the government of Juan Orlando Hernandez responsible for public insecurity.

Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will apply Republican austerity in its consulates, the Treasury Department will review properties and everything that can be sold will be sold, announced today President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico City, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Former PEMEX director Emilio Lozoya embezzled 83 million pesos (about US$4.6 million) from that entity through contracts to facade enterprises with personal or electoral purposes, a senior official said in this capital.

Mexico, Jan. 31 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico, CELAC members agreed to establish an epidemiological surveillance in the region before the Wuhan coronavirus was spread, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard recalled this Friday.

Moscow, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Latin America from February 5 to 8, including Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zajarova reported.

30 de enero de 2020, 16:4Santo Domingo, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Emergency Operations Center (COE) opened Thursday a Monitoring Room and handed over an updated Earthquake Contingency Plan to the government.

30 de enero de 2020, 15:52Santo Domingo, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina formally opened Club Med Playa Esmeralda today in Miches, El Seibo province.

30 de enero de 2020, 15:30Washington, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) A smuggling tunnel stretching more than a kilometer between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, is the longest discovered so far on the U.S. southern border.

30 de enero de 2020, 15:13Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador today described the assassination of the administrator of the Monarcas butterfly sanctuary, Homero Gomez Gonzalez, as regrettable and painful.

Port-au-Prince, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Haiti's negotiations are continuing on Thursday among various political actors to solve the current crisis in the Apostolic Nunciature of this capital, with the UN mediation and other international organizations.