The latest in Latin American politics today:
US to propose Haiti targets for new UN sanctions – The United States said it will propose more targets in Haiti for UN sanctions, a move widely supported by China, as the country battles cholera. and with acute food shortages due to widespread violence by criminal gangs. .
The 15-member United Nations Security Council agreed last October to impose an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on anyone who threatens the peace or stability of Haiti, naming the country’s most powerful gangster as his first goal. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has also proposed that a “rapid reaction force” be sent to Haiti to help the police fight gangs – a measure also requested by the Haitian government, which has not yet materialized.
Guatemala to require visas for Dominican migrants GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s migration institute announced that visas will be required for visitors from the Dominican Republic starting next month, citing the increased number of Dominicans arriving in Guatemala en route to the United States.
A spokesman for the institute said that the number of Dominicans who entered Guatemala “in an irregular manner with the aim of reaching the United States” increased from 104 in 2019 to 1,393 in 2022. The category B visa, which must be obtained at Guatemalan consulates, allow a Dominican to stay 90 days in Guatemala. In September 2021, Guatemala announced a similar visa requirement for Ecuador.
Venezuelan Congress takes step toward regulating non-governmental organizations CARACAS – Venezuela’s National Assembly passed the first reading of a bill to regulate and audit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country, sparking an outcry among activists.
If the bill passes into law after a second reading – promised to be quick – advocacy groups fear it will silence Venezuelan NGOs and prevent them from doing their work with new threats and intimidation. If approved, non-governmental organizations will have to declare their finances, identify their donors and their relationship with donations, and will be prohibited from “carrying out political activities, promoting or approving activities that endanger national stability and the institutions of the republic endangered,” according to the text.
Trinidad to process Venezuelan gas, will send supply to Caribbean Sea PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago hopes to gain access to 350 million cubic feet per day of gas from an offshore field in Venezuela after a US license allowing the Caribbean nation to do business with state-run. Said Prime Minister Keith Rowley, PDVSA.
Trinidad has applied for a US license to participate in Venezuela’s energy industry in mid-2022, which was granted on Tuesday after negotiations with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and US Vice President Kamala Harris. Brazilian official: indigenous region like ‘concentration camp’
BRASILIA – Brazil’s military should evict illegal gold miners who have caused malnutrition and starvation in a region of the Yanomami reservation near the Venezuelan border, Indigenous Health Secretary Weibe Tapeba said. “It looks like a concentration camp,” Tapeba, a doctor appointed to the post by Brazil’s new government, said in a radio interview.
Tapeba said 700 members of the community are going hungry and there is no health care due to the presence of well-armed gold miners who have scared away medical workers from the health post and prevented people from bringing in medical supplies and food. Brazil-Argentina concurrency ‘impossible’ at the moment
SAO PAULO – Creating a common currency between Brazil and Argentina would be “impossible” unless Argentina and other countries achieve greater economic stability, the head of Brazil’s steel distributors association INDA said Tuesday. Carlos Jorge Loureiro was one of the first business leaders to comment on the idea of a common currency after Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine President Alberto Fernandez floated it on Monday in Buenos Aires. (Compiled by Steven Grattan and Sarah Morland; Editing by Paul Simao)
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