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LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 19, 2019

News Americas,  NEW YORK, NY, Fri. JULY 19, 2019: Here are the top stories making news from across Latin America for the week-ending July 19, 2019:

The U.S. citizen father of K-Pop star Samuel, Businessman Jose Arredondo, was reportedly beaten to death in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Mike Pompeo will be in Latin America today as he kicks off his trip to Argentina before heading to Mexico and El Salvador.

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa says his country was aware that Julian Assange interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country on Thursday.

The Trump administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid from Central America to the opposition in Venezuela, the LA Times Reports.

A controversial case involving teenage rape victim Evelyn Hernandez and the death of her baby was reopened in El Salvador on Monday—only to be suspended.

At least three transgender women have been killed in Honduras during the first week of July, according to local press reports and activists.

The Trump administration should impose sanctions on Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega and other top officials, Human Rights Watch says.

Brazilian mining company vale will pay out £86m for disaster that killed almost 300 people.

And Circle K has offered a public apology in Mexico after and ad to mark “Secretary Day” offered a “combo” of a bottle of wine, a chocolate bar and a packet of condoms.

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