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Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, 76, was found guilty of the killings which took place in November 1989 when the Jesuits were acting as a mediator to try to end the civil war between the government and FMLN guerrillas.

Spain sentences 76-year-old ex-soldier to 133 years for murdering five priests

A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for murdering five Spanish Jesuit priests in 1989 during the Central American nation’s civil war.
President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.

El Salvador to give immunity passport to those who recovered from coronavirus

President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.
Migrants, most of them asylum seekers, sent back to Mexico from the US under the Remain in Mexico programme, officially named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), wait in line for a meal outside the Human Repatriation office in Matamoros, Mexico

MSF: US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion

Central American migrants and asylum seekers already suffer from mental health issues stemming from the violence they are fleeing, but US and regional immigration policies are making matters much worse, according to a new report by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF).
Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country

Hundreds in River ‘no-man’s land’ after Mexico troops block way

Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S.
Police officers keep watch outside a hospital where injured inmates were taken following a shootout among inmates at La Joyita prison, in Panama City, Panama December 17, 2019. REUTERS-Erick Marciscano

12 killed in Panama prison shooting

At least 12 people have been killed in an exchange of gunfire in a prison outside Panama City, the Police said on Tuesday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

U20WWC: FIFA supremo considers Costa Rica, Panama as Nigeria replacement

Costa Rica and Panama are both capable of filling in for unready Nigeria as co-hosts for next year’s Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup, according to Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
“The core of this is recognizing El Salvador’s development of their own asylum system and committing to help them build that capacity,” Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Washington after signing documents with El Salvador’s minister of foreign affairs, Alexandra Hill, according to Reuters.

United States says it will help El Salvador handle more asylum seekers

The United States and El Salvador on Friday agreed to attempt to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border by strengthening El Salvador’s capacity to provide for asylum seekers but did not detail any concrete actions.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an astonishing US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.
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US judge blocks Donald Trump move on asylum-seekers

A US federal judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration move that would have prevented most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the US border.
At long last, Mauro Icardi found a new club… for now. 4

Transfer window ends with star loans rather than huge deals

The transfer window shut gently across much of Europe with a flurry of loan deals instead of the anticipated bang of a mega-move.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Tuesday that would require presidential candidates to release several years of tax returns to be on the primary ballot in the state. Rich Pedroncelli-AP

California to sue Donald Trump over new migrant children detention policy

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will join other states in filing a new lawsuit as early as next week to block the Trump administration’s efforts to indefinitely detain immigrant minors and families with children.
Guatemala’s Alejandro Giammattei delivers a victory speech after winning Sunday’s presidential election. Johan Ordóñez-AFP-Getty Images

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemalan presidential election

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei won the second round of Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday.
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Donald Trump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia

In November 2013, former US Secretary of State John Kerry created a social media frenzy with a speech delivered at the Organization of American States (OAS), the world's oldest regional forum.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump set to deport ‘millions of illegal aliens’ next week

In a late-night tweet Monday, Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin the removal process next week. He told his Twitter followers, “They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump cuts aid to central America over migrants

The Trump administration has announced plans to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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Donald Trump adamant on Mexican tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.

Donald Trump sacks homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

US halts humanitarian aid to neighbouring countries

The United States (U.S.), is halting humanitarian funding to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the State Department has confirmed.

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara governor relaxes curfew from 8am to 6pm

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has reviewed the curfew on the people of Ilorin, the state capital from 24 hours to 12 hours.
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Nigeria records 62 new virus infections, one death

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