March 19, 2018
- Mateo Isaza Giraldo, “Reportan Operativo en Guaviare en el Que Murieron Disidentes de Farc” (El Colombiano (Medellin Colombia), March 19, 2018).
El balance fue compartido por el ministro de Defensa al detallar que los fallecidos pertenecían al GAO (Grupo Armado Organizado) residual de los frentes primero y séptimo de las Farc
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
- Hector Silva Avalos, “Northern Triangle Attorneys General Facing Setbacks in Fight Against Corruption” (InsightCrime, March 19, 2018).
As these selection processes take place, the commitment of all three governments to anti-corruption drives, led by the attorneys general, is being severely questioned
- Victoria Dittmar, “Guatemala Changes Army’s Role Amid Political Crisis” (InsightCrime, March 19, 2018).
Morales recently announced that at the end of March the army will stop performing public security functions once and for all
- Miranda Green, “Tribe Clashes With Zinke on Need for Mexican Border Wall” (The Hill, March 19, 2018).
The chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation said in a letter to Zinke on Saturday that the tribe opposes a “fortified” wall
- Rob o’dell, “Five Years Later, Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz to Be Tried for Murder of Mexican Teen” (The Arizona Republic, March 19, 2018).
Swartz’s murder trial starts Tuesday in Tucson
- Andrew Cawthorne, “Maduro Challenger Shakes Up Venezuela’s Presidential Vote” (Reuters **, March 19, 2018).
A clutch of opinion polls show Falcon ahead, bolstering his campaign mantra that he is a natural transition candidate with appeal to a moderate majority