Guatemala attorney general’s reappointment raises alarm | Courts News

Guatemala city – Guatemala’s controversial attorney general has started a second term, but Maria Consuelo Porras’ last-minute reappointment this week has sparked widespread condemnation and new sanctions amid alarm over backsliding on the rule of law. President Alejandro Giammattei swore in Porras for another four-year period on Monday, despite critics who accuse her of playing … Read more

Mexico registers over 100,000 people as missing or disappeared

CNN — Mexico has officially registered more than 100,000 people as missing or disappeared, according to data from the Interior Ministry’s National Registry of Missing People. From 1964 to the present day, the country has registered more than 100,023 people missing, of which more than 24,700 are women, and more than 74,700 are men. The … Read more

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed to … Read more

Hotel Saratoga: At least 32 dead after a massive explosion destroyed a hotel in Havana, Cuba

havana CNN — At least 32 people have died, and 19 remain missing following Friday’s explosion at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Red Cross official Gloria Bonnin told Cuba’s state-run Prensa Latina News Agency on Saturday. The state-run company Gaviota that manages the hotel said 11 workers died in the blast and 13 remain missing. … Read more

Analyst says Texas Gov. Abbott’s border snarls cost billions in GDP

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rule doubling the inspections for commercial trucks coming in from Mexico caused delays that cost the US nearly $9 billion in gross domestic product, according to one analysis. driving the news: The rule, which Abbott has since rescinded, prompted fierce backlash and snarled cross-border traffic for days. Catch-up quick: Abbott, a … Read more

Hubble observes massive comet that will swing by the sun in 2031

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A comet with a nucleus larger than the state of Rhode Island is heading our way, but Earth is in no danger of a “Don’t Look Up” situation, astronomers say. Although comets are … Read more

Soaring food and fuel prices are destabilizing countries on the brink

London CNN Business — When people took to the streets in Egypt in 2011, protesters chanted about freedom and social justice — but also bread. The cost of pantry staples had jumped because of the skyrocketing price of goods like wheat, stoking fury with President Hosni Mubarak. Now, more than a decade after the Arab … Read more

Rights tribunal urges Peru not to release ex-President Fujimori | Courts News

Inter-American Court of Human Rights says Peru ‘must refrain’ from releasing Alberto Fujimori from prison. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has urged Peru not to release former President Alberto Fujimori, saying a decision last month to reinstate a presidential pardon did not give enough weight to the right to justice of Fujimori’s victims. … Read more

Peru declares state of emergency on highways as protests continue | Protests News

Truckers and farm workers have blocked roads across Peru in anger over rising costs of food, fuel and fertilizer. Peru has declared a one-month state of emergency to allow the armed forces to supervise its highways, as the government of President Pedro Castillo tries to stem nationwide protests over rising fuel and food prices. Hundreds … Read more

Peru protests show the wide impact of Putin’s war

CNN — An ongoing wave of violent protests in Peru shows how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting markets around the world, sparking unrest and deepening political divides. Rising fuel costs originally triggered the protests, which started last week, but quickly intensified into large anti-government demonstrations with marches and road blockades. By Wednesday, at … Read more