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Guatemala President-Elect Suspends Transition After Agents Raid Election Facilities

By Sonia Perez D. | Associated Press

Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo said Tuesday he was temporarily suspending the transition process and called for the resignation of the attorney general following raids on electoral facilities during which government agents opened boxes of votes and photographed their contents in what experts called an unprecedented violation of the law.

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Colombia’s Coca Production at All-Time High, UN Says

By Joe Daniels | Financial Times

Last year 230,000 hectares of land were planted with coca—the main ingredient in cocaine—a 13 per cent increase over 2021, according to the annual report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The group also found that potential cocaine output surged to its highest level in two decades, rising 24 per cent last year to 1,738 tons.

Chile, Mexico Presidents Call for Democracy, Santiago Protests Flare on Eve of Coup Anniversary


The presidents of Chile and Mexico called for the strengthening of democracy in Latin America during a joint address on Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a 1973 coup in Chile, hours after a peaceful march culminated in violent clashes with police.

Colombian Ex-Soldier Pleads Guilty to Conspiring in Haiti President’s Murder

By Joe Daniels | Financial Times

A retired Colombian soldier charged in the 2021 assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse pleaded guilty on Thursday, as authorities continue to pursue individuals linked to a murder that has deepened a spiralling crisis in the Caribbean country.

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