The BL news-across Latin America-02-05-2019


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The BL news-across Latin America-02-05-2019

-Canada will donate $53 million to the people of Venezuela

-Mexico activates a new security plan after Wave of murders in Tijuana

-Development plan in El Salvador

-Mexico will invest more than 20 million to search for the missing

Canada will donate $53 million in humanitarian aid to the people of Venezuela

Canada will give $53 million in humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people.

The announcement, made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, came during the meeting of the member countries of the Lima Group in the Canadian city of Ottawa.

Trudeau reiterated his support for Juan Guaidó, whom he has recognized as interim president of Venezuela.

For his part, Guaidó asked the army to disobey Maduro and allow the entry of humanitarian aid from countries that support him.

In this sense, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, ratified that he will supply food, clothing, and medicines through the border territory of Cúcuta.

Mexico activates a new security plan after Wave of murders in Tijuana

Mexico's president activates a security plan in the face of a wave of murders in Tijuana

The measure, which has been in effect since Monday, has a reinforcement of 1,800 troops among military, federal agents and state police distributed in the most conflictive areas.
In 2018, 2,500 homicides were recorded in the border city. In January 2019, the figure rose to 200, establishing a historic record.
López Obrador stated that the initiative aims to provide security while seeking to develop opportunities for employment and welfare.

Development plan in El Salvador

El Salvador's President-elect, Nayib Bukele, outlined his economic plan for the coming years.
�By winning last Sunday's El Salvador elections, the Palestinian-born candidate broke the hegemony of the ruling parties, promising to double investment in education, security, and health. After winning 54% of the vote, the former mayor of San Salvador proposed to reduce taxes, encourage the middle class, control tax evasion and fight corruption.

In addition, the 37-year-old politician announced the creation and modernization of infrastructures, such as the train line or the Pacific Rim airport, and extensive investment in agriculture to curb high migration rates.

For their part, critics indicate that such a plan for economic growth is only possible through strong financial support that El Salvador could not afford today.

Mexico will invest more than 20 million to search for the missing

The Mexican government will allocate more than 20 million dollars to the search for thousands of missing people.

Mexico's Undersecretary of Human Rights, Alejandro Encinas, described the situation as a "humanitarian crisis”.
The official put the number of missing persons at 45,000.
He also indicated that more than 1,100 clandestine graves have been detected, and there are 26,000 unidentified bodies.
He explained that 90 percent of the disappeared are
Mexicans, between the ages of 17 and 29.
Encinas pointed out the increase in the disappearance of children in recent years.
The official said that priority will be given to finding people alive and that no one who has violated the tranquility of a family will go unpunished.

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