Mexican migration chief accused of unlawful practice after deadly fire

Mexican prosecutors on Tuesday formally accused Mexico’s top migration official with unlawful practice in public office, a criminal offense, over a fire at a government detention center that killed 40 migrants, according to Mexican media. Francisco Garduno, head of the National Migration Institute (INM), is the highest-ranking official to be formally accused in the case,…

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Brazil’s government takes measures to boost consumer and capital market credit

 Brazil’s government announced a package of 13 measures on Thursday to ease consumer access to credit and reduce associated costs in the capital and insurance markets, a move the new leftist administration hopes will boost investment and revitalize a slowing economy. Among the measures is the federal government’s proposal to provide counter-guarantees for public-private partnership…

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Cuban lawmakers vote for president amid crisis, no change expected

Cuban lawmakers convened on Wednesday to appoint a new president for the next five years, at a time of social and economic crisis near unprecendented since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution. Incumbent Miguel Diaz-Canel, leader of the Communist Party – the country’s only recognised political movement – is widely expected to be re-elected in a National Assembly vote…

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