Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said
that he received news of his brother’s conviction with “great sadness” because it was a trial based “on testimonies of confessed murderers.” He said his government will continue to work with U.S. authorities to fight against drug trafficking.
📰 Opposition Coalition:
Leaders of opposition parties agreed to create a coalition
with objective to remove the current Honduran president from power. They have called for national protests to begin on Monday.
📰 Hogar Seguro Virgen:
The first oral and public trial for the femicide of the girls of the Hogar Seguro will hold an advanced trial hearing
with 8 of the surviving girls to share their statements. The trial has been rescheduled several times since February 2019.
📰 Asylum Case:
An indigenous Guatemalan migrant, who survived a gunshot wound to the head and fled to a U.S. port of entry, won his asylum case
after long-term detention and a series of medical crises.
: Prime Minister Dean Barrow continues to press Joshua Perdomo, son of former Minister of National Security Carlos Perdomo, to repay $40,000
Nicaragua is the “least democratic”
country in Latin America, according to the latest Barometer of the Americas report.
The government issued a national alert and suspended schools nationwide after heavy rains and flooding
caused landslides, 6 reported deaths, and the evacuation of hundreds of families.
President Nayib Bukele announced that 400 newly trained soldiers will be deployed
to rural San Miguel and Santa Ana as part of anti-gang security strategy. // MS-13 gang leader and witness said
that the FMLN bought the votes of imprisoned gang members in the 2014 presidential election.
The UN Human Rights Council determined that the preventive detention of former President Ricardo Martinelli
was “arbitrary” and violates five articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. His defense
will seek for a redress.
📰 Study: Panamanian women
are more likely to receive proposals for sexual bribes in services such as education, health and justice, according to experts.