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Central America / Caribbean

Mexico, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Families who lost their homes due to the September 19 earthquake will stage a protest today in Mexico City (CDMX) against what they consider to be the authorities'' abandonment, six months after that devastating quake.

Port-au-Prince, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Haitian-American singer Jason Derulo remains today in Haiti to record Colors, the official anthem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Mexico, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Most of the victims of the growing Mexican violence are youngsters, according to figures released here today.

Mexico, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The deadline for the registration of federal deputies and senators for the July 1 elections runs out today in Mexico, where the political parties give the final touches to the lists, not without contradictions.

Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) decided at the ministerial meeting to exempt Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda from their contributions to this organization, due to the severe damage caused by hurricanes in 2017.

Panama, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The closure of law firm Mossack-Fonseca (MF) in Panama and in other 40 countries, impacted by the Panama Papers of which it played the leading role, flares here today the debate on the end of offshore societies.

Mexico, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has registered today as a presidential candidate at the National Electoral Institute (INE), in his third bet for that position, when polls puts him leading the race, and the two that follow him are fighting each other.

Port of Spain, mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean is now well represented in the United Nations, by having Trinidadian Elliot Harris as Assistance Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist of the Economic and Social Affairs Department.

Panama, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Chilean film Una mujer fantástica, recently winner of the Oscar for the best foreign feature film, will open the sessions of the 7th International Film Festival of Panama (IFF), from April 5 to 11.

St. George, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, announced that the country has today ''large quantities of gas and oil'' after the discovery of an important well in territorial waters.

La Paz, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia wants to participate more actively in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Ambassador to Cuba Juan Ramon Quintana said today at the 2nd Conference on Cooperation.