📰 White Nationalist Media:
Emails demonstrate Trump policy adviser, Stephen Miller, has affinity to white nationalist media
, which has led to DHS official urging his resignation.
IMF declares that the Nicaraguan government must regain investor confidence to recover the economy
. // Retail commerce has dropped
between 25% and 45% in 2019.
📰 US Agreement:
The migration agreement between Guatemala and the US begins
. The first migrant to receive asylum in Guatemala, 23-year-old José Ardón Montoya, refused to be part of the agreement and
requested that he be returned to Honduras.
📰 Hogar Seguro:
The Jimmy Morales government placed a memorial on behalf of 41 girls who died i
n the fire of the Safe Home Virgen de la Asunción without words of condemnation regarding the events that occurred.
📰 Economy: The Guateíntegra program
of the Chamber of Industry awarded three projects created by Guatemalan youth to promote the fight against corruption.
Panama passed a law this week that creates a national health improvement action plan and increases taxes on sugar-sweetened
📰 Subway Line:
A consortium led by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co presented the most competitive bid to a tender for building the third subway
line in Panama City, beating two Chinese rivals. However, on Friday the decision was reversed
From January to September 2019, the Panamanian economy
grew by 3.25% compared to the same
period of the previous year.
📰 Protests: A violent confrontation
between police and protesters occurred outside the University of Costa Rica on Thursday night that resulted in seven people facing charges. The protest was in response to a proposed law that would weaken public education in Costa Rica.
📰 Livin’ la Pura Vida:
The U.S. sitcom The Simpsons premiered a new episode Sunday where the Simpsons visit Costa Rica
and learn “Pura Vida” is a state of mind about “being a million times happy.”
The Government of Costa Rica deplored on Saturday the “siege and intimidation” of the group of mothers
of political prisoners in Nicaragua.
The 2019 Friedrich Ebert Foundation Human Rights Award was awarded to Miriam Miranda
, a Garifuna leader and coordinator of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (Ofraneh).
: Reforms to the Superior Court of Accounts (TSC) will weaken the audit
and fiscal powers of the Court. Now, only the State may have access to the records of the TSC. This will limit the power of the Public Ministry and the anti-corruption bodies in the country.
📰 Sexual Assault:
Hugo Preza, top reporter for news channel MegaVision
, is accused of sexually assaulting female collegues and will be criminally investigated
by the Attorney General’s Office.