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LatinNews Daily - 18 April 2019

On 17 April, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against Laureano Ortega, the son of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosarillo Murillo, and Banco Corporativo SA (Bancorp), a financial institution.

LatinNews Daily - 17 April 2019

On 16 April, a senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed that the US administration led by President Donald Trump will end the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act that allows US citizens, including naturalised Cubans, to sue companies and subsidiaries in Cuba believed to be using properties expropriated after the Cuban Revolution.

LatinNews Daily - 16 April 2019

On 15 April, foreign ministers representing Western Hemisphere nations in the Lima Group concluded a meeting in Santiago, Chile, by releasing a 17-point declaration urging the international community to take measures to isolate the de facto Venezuelan government led by Nicolás Maduro and support the restoration of democracy under the opposition figurehead and widely recognised interim president Juan Guaidó.

LatinNews Daily - 15 April 2019

On 12 April the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) voted to end the presence of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (Minujusth) in October 2019.

LatinNews Daily - 12 April 2019

On 11 April, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial execution at the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Agnes Callamard, warned that by expelling the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, from its embassy in the United Kingdom the Ecuadorean government has exposed Assange to potential human rights violations.

LatinNews Daily - 11 April 2019

On 10 April, a debate organised by the chamber of commerce (CCIAP) and electoral court (TE) took place between Panama’s seven presidential candidates.

LatinNews Daily - 10 April 2019

On 9 April, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved a resolution in which it recognises Gustavo Tarre Briceño as an official representative of Venezuela to the OAS.

LatinNews Daily - 09 April 2019

On 8 April, Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), tweeted about the “importance of ensuring transparency” in Guatemala's June general elections and expressed hopes that the electoral authorities (TSE) “will be allowed to work without the influence of external factors including” the United Nations (UN)-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (Cicig).

LatinNews Daily - 08 April 2019

On 6 April, the de facto Venezuelan government announced that it would be filing legal appeals against the US government’s decision to impose economic sanctions on companies that transport Venezuelan oil to Cuba.

LatinNews Daily - 05 April 2019

On 4 April, thousands of people took part in a protest march in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, organised by local workers’ unions and leftist political parties in protest at the economic policies of the government led by President Mauricio Macri and calling for the opposition to coalesce around a consensus presidential candidate in the October general election.

LatinNews Daily - 04 April 2019

On 3 April, the talks ended between the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and the opposition Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD) aimed at finding a solution to the crisis stemming from the government’s crackdown on its opponents which began in April 2018.

LatinNews Daily - 03 April 2019

On 2 April, Venezuela’s national constituent assembly (ANC) voted in favour of subjecting the opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaidó, to prosecution for having violated a court order banning him from leaving the country.

LatinNews Daily - 02 April 2019

On 1 April, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez dismissed his defence minister, the commander of the army, and placed into early retirement five army generals over revelations that they failed to punish former army officers who confessed to the killing and disappearing of individuals during the military dictatorship (1973-1985).

LatinNews Daily - 01 April 2019

On 31 March, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief-of-staff, told US news channel CNN that the US administration led by President Donald Trump is cutting off aid to Central America's 'Northern Triangle' countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras).