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Centroamérica / Caribe

Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 921 women reported missing in three years have been found dead in one of Mexico''s 32 federal states, according to records from the Ministry of the Interior released today.

Guatemala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), companies, schools, peasant and indigenous organizations have called for a joint national march to demand the purge of the Congress.

Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s director-general Irina Bokova today condemned the assassination in Honduras of journalist Carlos William Flores and called on local authorities to investigate the crime to prosecute those responsible.

Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria has hit the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean Sea, in the last few hours, and it is heading today towards the territories of St. Barts and St. Martin.

San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria with a pounding force of Category 5 storm, the highest in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hammered Dominica by midnight while hitting, too, nearby islands of the eastern Caribbean.

Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria reaches the dangerous category four in the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported today in its last bulletin.

San Salvador, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador, announced today an increase in the police work in this capital, by means of a security system to guarantee peace in San Salvador.

San Juan, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello declared this country in state of emergency today due to the Hurricane Maria, which is expected to be ''more devastating than Irma''.

Managua, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The tourism sector of Nicaragua is showing a renewed momentum after the country festivities motivate a significant movement of travelers to different destinations in the country.

Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A ship from the Dominican Republic''s Navy arrived in this capital today laden with a humanitarian aid to help Cubans during the recovery works after Hurricane Irma hit the country.

Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) There has been more than 2,000 aftershocks following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Oaxaca and other Mexican states, Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat said today. The emergency in Oaxaca has passed, but aftershocks of the huge tremor that caused nearly a hundred dead and great destruction continue, Murat said in a television interview.