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USAID to grant $115 mln in aid to El Salvador to stem migration
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.74   time to read: +1 min
People wait in the back of a truck at the Immigration check point during a caravan of migrants departing from El Salvador en route to the United States, in Acajutla, El Salvador, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jose CabezasThe United States will grant $115 million in cooperation aid to El Salvador to slow migration from the Central American country, Samantha Power, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said on Monday. "We can work with local partners in Central America to expand opportunities for youth and help them get away from violence," Power said at a conference on migration at the Central American University, where she announced the aid initiative. USAID says it will also contribute $12 million for small and medium-sized businesses in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that were affected by coronavirus-related lockdowns. The Biden administration has pledged to invest $4 billion to address the root causes of migration from Central America.
Persons: Jose Cabezas, Samantha Power, Power, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, Central, United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Central American University, Central America, Thomson Locations: El Salvador, United States, Acajutla, Central American, Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, Central
SAN SALVADOR, June 14 (Reuters) - The head of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) said on Monday that the bank will provide technical assistance to El Salvador to implement bitcoin as legal tender. Dante Mossi, speaking at a news conference, added that the bank will also work with El Salvador’s finance ministry and central bank to select a team to work on the implementation. (Reporting by Nelson Renteria Writing by Daina Beth Solomon)
Persons: Dante Mossi, Nelson Renteria, Daina Beth Solomon Organizations: SALVADOR, Central American Bank for Economic, El Locations: El Salvador
Roberto Carlos Silva, owner of La Zontena store, poses at his business where he accepts Bitcoins at El Zonte Beach in Chiltiupan, El Salvador June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/FilesThe head of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) said on Monday the bank will give El Salvador technical assistance to implement bitcoin as legal tender, even though it still issues debt only in dollars. Mossi added the bank will work with El Salvador's finance ministry and central bank to select a team to work on the implementation. When asked if CABEI would accept payments in bitcoin, Mossi noted the bank at present deals only in dollars. El Salvador has said it will still accept dollars, and that bitcoin use will be by choice and tied to the dollar exchange rate.
Persons: Roberto Carlos Silva, Jose Cabezas, Dante Mossi, Mossi, CABEI, El Salvador Organizations: REUTERS, Central American Bank for Economic, El, International Monetary Fund, Thomson Locations: El, Chiltiupan, El Salvador, Honduras, bitcoin
(Fixes typo)FILE PHOTO: : Bitcoin banners are seen outside of a small restaurant at El Zonte Beach in Chiltiupan, El Salvador June 8, 2021. The sharp increase in bitcoin transfers mirrors trends across Central America, the data showed, one of the first glimpses of crypto use in El Salvador. El Salvador data for October-January was not available. Bitcoin transfers in Central AmericaREMITTANCE RELIANCEIn its latest report, the World Bank found that for the first three months of 2021, remittances to El Salvador jumped a third year-on-year. While El Salvador sees bitcoin as a useful way for citizens overseas to send funds home, major remittance firms are cautious about offering cryptocurrency services.
Persons: Jose Cabezas, El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, Chainalysis, Bitcoin, bitcoin, Moody’s, ” Moody’s Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Central American, World Bank, El, International Monetary Fund, IMF Locations: El, Chiltiupan, El Salvador, Central America, Salvador, United States
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, 75, who is running for a fourth consecutive term, has launched a broad campaign of repression since early June aimed at decimating the opposition ahead of November elections, according to analysts, human-rights activists and Western governments. In recent days, police beat one opposition presidential hopeful before putting him in prison. Another would-be opposition candidate was arrested shortly after he filmed a video saying goodbye to his family in case he, too, was detained. A third prominent opposition leader was photographed by police after they stormed his home to arrest him. The various potential candidates had all been jockeying to be nominated on behalf of the opposition, a loose coalition of parties and civic groups.
Persons: Daniel Ortega, Biden, Kamala Harris Organizations: U.S, Central America, Nicaraguan Locations: Western, Latin America
Vice President Kamala Harris received media training ahead of her first foreign trip, CNN reports. A Harris aide described the training as routine. She was specifically prepped on a border question that later landed her in hot water. In response to the news first reported by CNN, senior Harris aide described the training as routine and not spurred by any particular event. "In her mind she's being careful to be truthful, but to observers it sometimes looks like she's being dismissive," a former Harris aide told CNN.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, hasn't, Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: CNN, El, NBC Locations: Mexico, Central America, El Salvador, Honduras, Europe, Alexandria, Cortez of New York
: Bitcoin banners are seen outside of a small restaurant at El Zonte Beach in Chiltiupan, El Salvador June 8, 2021. El Salvador is heavily reliant on remittances. The sharp increase in bitcoin transfers mirrors trends across Central America, the data showed, one of the first glimpses of crypto use in El Salvador. El Salvador data for October-January was not available. While El Salvador sees bitcoin as a useful way for citizens overseas to send funds home, major remittance firms are cautious about offering cryptocurrency services.
Persons: Jose Cabezas, El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, Chainalysis, Bitcoin, bitcoin, Moody's Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Central American, World Bank, El, International Monetary Fund, IMF, Thomson Locations: El, Chiltiupan, El Salvador, Central America, Salvador, United States
In El Salvador's bitcoin beach town, digital divide slows uptake
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The El Salvadoran beach town of El Zonte is visibly poor, with dirt roads and a faulty drainage system. President Nayib Bukele cited Bitcoin Beach as inspiration for his push to adopt the cryptocurrency nationally. She rarely uses bitcoin, she says, because like many in the town, her battered smartphone struggles with the payments app. Then there is the internet connection, notoriously patchy in rural places like El Zonte, which is 49 km (30 mi) southwest of San Salvador, the capital. Despite the barebones infrastructure, three young Salvadorans in 2019 began the Bitcoin Beach project backed by Californian Michael Peterson, after an "anonymous donation" of bitcoin.
Persons: El Zonte, Zulma Rivas, Nayib Bukele, Bitcoin, Rivas, El Salvador, Oscar Picardo, University of Francisco Gavidia, Picardo, Dania Gonzalez, Michael Peterson, Peterson, Bukele, bitcoin, Nic Carter, Jack Mallers, Mallers, Renato Salazar, Salazar, Blanca Ponce, Ponce Organizations: El, Network, Reuters, Microsoft, Interamerican Development Bank, University of Francisco, Education, Bitcoin, Salvadorans, Salvadoran, Central, Thomson Locations: El Salvadoran, El, San Salvador, Latin America, Caribbean, Honduras, El Salvador's, U.S, El Zonte, United States, El Salvador, Bitcoin Beach, Central American
Another Ortega critic arrested for 'inciting foreign interference' in Nicaragua
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Nicaraguan police arrested another opposition leader on Sunday as an increasingly authoritarian President Daniel Ortega seeks to tighten his grip on power ahead of his bid for reelection later this year. Opposition leader Suyen Barahona is the latest Ortega critic to be detained, the eleventh political leader overall caught in a dragnet that includes four possible presidential candidates arrested and disqualified from competing in the November election. The Managua home of Barahona, leader of the leftist opposition Unamos party, was raided on Sunday, after three other party officials were arrested by police over the weekend. The police said Barahona was arrested for seeking to undermine the country's independence and sovereignty, as well as for "inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, requesting military interventions and organizing with foreign financing." Earlier this month, police placed opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro under house arrest shortly after she announced a presidential run, seeking to put an end to Ortega's 14-year rule.
Persons: Daniel Ortega, Suyen Barahona, Ortega, Barahona, Unamos, Cristiana Chamorro Organizations: Central, Thomson Locations: U.S, United States, Central American, Managua
As President Joe Biden heads to Europe, he comes face-to-face with an EU that is no longer as dependent on the US. That's a good thing, the US and Biden should let Europe take the lead on more global issues. Leaders in Brussels have long lamented how the United States rode roughshod over their plans and preferences. Striking a better power balance would help these critical institutions survive the next political storm in the United States. The United States has long ignored Africa — it's the only continent Secretary of State Antony Blinken has not visited.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Obama, Trump, I've, Antony Blinken Organizations: US, European Union, European, Washington, EU, Air Force, The, United Nations, NATO, United Locations: Europe, Brussels, United, Asia, England, America, States, United States, EU, Israel, Africa, China, Oslo Accords, Colombia, Central America, Iran
Belize bond posts strong week ahead of holder consent deadline
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) - Belize’s $550 million bond was on track to close its strongest week in 14 months on Friday, ahead of the deadline on a proposal seeking bondholder consent to new terms. The Central American country extended last week its consent solicitation through 5 p.m. New York time on Friday. The $550 million bond, which traded as low as 32.5 cents on the dollar in the second half of April, last traded at 40.25 cents, according to Refinitiv data, up 5 cents on the week, the most for any week going back to April 2020. The price matches its May high and is the highest since early April. The Central American country has been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19, with a sharp fall in tourism revenue and a rise in spending.
Persons: Rodrigo Campos, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: YORK, Central, International Monetary Fund Locations: Central American, London, New York
Don’t cry for tax havens, Cayman Islands
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Tourists walk on Seven Mile Beach at sunset in George Town, Cayman Islands July 28, 2011. Another part of the plan would set a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%. The lack of a corporate tax has enticed companies like Facebook (FB.O) to use shell structures to reduce their levies. That means a race to the bottom on global levies will keep running. Another part of the plan would set a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%.
Persons: Gary Hershorn, Rishi Sunak, Steve Cohen’s Point72, Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater, Noam Gottesman’s Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Financial Times, Facebook, Seven Locations: George Town, Cayman Islands, Cayman, Caribbean, Central America, Switzerland, Swiss, China, British
When asked by NBC News' Lester Holt if she was going to visit the border, Harris replied, “This whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border. Still smarting from the U.S. failure to defeat the Chinese-backed Communist forces in Vietnam, Reagan decided El Salvador was the place to finally stop communism in its tracks. (A popular 1980s sticker reading “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” painted an accurate picture of the U.S. policy in the region.) If Harris went in looking for “root causes,” she missed the elephant in the room by not looking in the mirror. At the end of her three-day visit, reporters asked Harris how she felt about her trip.
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“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
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But when Sawyer tried to call her last month with the good news that she would be allowed into the United States, she couldn’t reach her – Jasibi had been kidnapped again. Biden has filled many key immigration advisory positions with high-profile migrant advocates, including some opponents of the Title 42 border restrictions. Since Biden took office, U.S. border authorities have recorded more than 300,000 expulsions under Title 42. U.S. officials have said the Title 42 border restrictions are partly needed to protect government workers. In recent weeks the United States began admitting asylum seekers whom migrant advocates had identified as being especially vulnerable in Mexico.
Persons: Jasibi, Callaghan O'Hare, Joe Biden, Ariana Sawyer, Sawyer, Biden, Andrea Flores, Flores, Donald Trump, ” Flores, , Joseph Amon, Del Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Trump, Reuters, Human Rights Watch, Publicly, Biden, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, National Security Council, U.S, Department of Health, Human Services, Central Americans, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Drexel University, CDC, DHS, United, Human Rights Locations: Honduras, Texas, U.S, United States, Mexico, Jasibi, Honduran, Del Rio , Texas, Ciudad Acuna, Del Rio
The cryptocurrency was trading at $37,176.44 at around 11:42 p.m. On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Central American country passed a law that made bitcoin legal tender. Among other things, it means prices can now be shown in bitcoin and tax contributions can be paid with the digital currency. Bitcoin proponents, who have long seen the digital coin as a viable alternative to fiat currencies, welcomed El Salvador's moves. The country has struck a partnership with digital wallet company Strike, to build the country's modern financial infrastructure using bitcoin technology.
Persons: El Salvador's Organizations: Central American Locations: bitcoin
Live Covid Live Updates: Despite Shots and Incentives, Vaccine Rates Lag in Southern U.S. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest inoculation levels in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there. Credit... Elijah Baylis for The New York Times NASHVILLE — Public health departments have held vaccine clinics at churches. And millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will expire nationwide this month, prompting some governors to issue urgent pleas that health providers use them soon. Rick Rojas andVaccines cannot come too soon for regions like Latin America, the W.H.O. It is not yet clear which countries the 500 million vaccine doses would be supplied to, but Latin America is among the regions where the need is urgent.
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REUTERS/Carlos Herrera/File PhotoThe United States is prepared to review "trade-related activities" with Nicaragua, including Managua's participation in a Central America free trade agreement, if the country's coming elections are not free and fair, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. Asked whether the U.S. government was considering suspending Nicaragua from the CAFTA-DR regional trade agreement that gives preferential treatment to exports to the United States, Chung said: "We know that this is something that really improved the lives of the people of Nicaragua." But she said that given the deterioration of democratic practices in Nicaragua, the United States was already trying to make sure U.S. trade cooperation was not directly benefiting the Nicaraguan government. "If the November elections are not free and fair, we would continue to review the Nicaraguan government's participation in these trade-related activities," she added. Repeating a U.S. call for the immediate release of jailed Nicaraguan opposition and civil society leaders, Chung said the U.S. government does not currently see the conditions for democratic elections.
Persons: Felix Maradiaga, Carlos Herrera, Julie Chung, Daniel Ortega, Ortega, Chung, Joe Biden Organizations: REUTERS, State Department, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Organization of American, U.S, Nicaraguan, Thomson Locations: Nicaragua, Managua, States, Central America, Washington, United States, Nicaraguan, U.S
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua’s National Police arrested two more potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega on Tuesday, the third and fourth opposition pre-candidates for the Nov. 7 elections detained in the past week. Félix Maradiaga was arrested after being called to the Attorney General’s Office to provide a statement. His campaign said in a statement that police stopped him, his driver and his lawyer after they had left the Attorney General’s Office. Tiziano Breda, Central America analyst for Crisis Group, a nongovernmental group aimed at avoiding and resolving deadly conflict, said the arrests serve multiple purposes for Ortega. He said diplomatic outreach from the United States, which Crisis Group recommended in a report last month, would represent an alternative strategy for the administration of President Joe Biden.
Persons: Daniel Ortega, Félix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastián Chamorro, Maradiaga, , Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz Sequeira, Cruz, Chamorro, Julie Chung, U.S . State Department’s, , Ortega, Rosario Murrillo, ” Ortega, Josué Garay, Tiziano, Breda, “ Ortega, ” Breda, Joe Biden Organizations: Nicaragua’s National Police, Attorney, Civic Alliance, Nicaraguan Foundation for Social Development, Nicaragua, U.S, U.S . State, Western Hemisphere, Twitter, White, Unity . Coalition, National Police, Freedom Foundation, Institute for Strategic Studies, Central America, Crisis, Sandinista, NBC, Facebook Locations: MANAGUA, Nicaragua, United States, U.S ., Nicaraguan, Libertad, Tiziano Breda, Europe
El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Lawmakers in the Central American country’s Congress voted by a “supermajority” in favor of the Bitcoin Law, receiving 62 out of 84 of the legislature’s vote. Earlier on Wednesday, President Nayib Bukele sent the law to the country’s Congress for a vote. It’s still unclear how El Salvador will ultimately roll out bitcoin as legal tender. The law also says that the state will “promote the necessary training and mechanisms so that the population can access bitcoin transactions.”Approximately 70 percent of El Salvador does not have access to traditional financial services, according to the Bitcoin Law.
Persons: bitcoin, Nayib Bukele, El Organizations: El, Central American country’s, U.S ., Bitcoin Locations: El Salvador, bitcoin, U.S
The word "COVID-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationIf the spread of COVID-19 continues at current rates it will be years before the virus is controlled in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, as it called for countries to share excess vaccine doses. "If current trends continue, the health, social and economic disparities in our region will grow even larger, and it will be years before we control this virus in the Americas," Etienne said. Ahead of the kick-off of the Copa America soccer tournament in Brazil on Sunday, Ciro Ugarte, PAHO's Director of Health Emergencies, said countries hosting mass events should consider postponing if COVID-19 risks cannot be controlled. read moreVenezuela still owes $10 million in funding for vaccines via the COVAX vaccine sharing program, Ugarte said.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Carissa Etienne, Etienne, PAHO, Ciro Ugarte, Ugarte, Etienne said Organizations: REUTERS, Pan American Health Organization, Central American, Copa America, Sunday, Health Emergencies, Thomson Locations: COVID, Americas, America, Caribbean, Central, United States, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Bolivia, Colombia, Colombian
U.S. to buy 500 million Pfizer Covid vaccines to share globally, source says
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Two hundred million doses — enough to fully protect 100 million people — would be shared this year, with the balance to be donated in the first half of 2022, the person said. "We're going to be the 'arsenal of vaccines' over this next period to help end the pandemic." The U.S. has faced mounting pressure to outline its global vaccine sharing plan. Overall, the White House has announced plans to share 80 million doses globally by the end of June, most through COVAX. Globally, there have been more than 3.7 million confirmed deaths from Covid-19, and more than 174 million people have been confirmed infected.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Biden, Sullivan, Biden's, Tom Hart Organizations: U.S, Pfizer, African Union, Associated Press, Washington Post, , White House, United Nations, White, Global, ONE Locations: The U.S, U.S, Central America, Asia, Africa, COVAX, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Cornwall, England, Covid
A group of Central American migrants rest along the railway track on their way to the United States in Macuspana, Tabasco, Mexico March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos JassoCanada is prepared to take in some Central American migrants to help the United States, which is grappling with an influx of migrants at its southern border with Mexico, Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said. In their first phone call since President Joe Biden's administration was sworn in, Mendicino and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas last week discussed issues including Central American migration - an area where the Biden administration is struggling to gain control. Mendicino would not say how many migrants Canada might take. Vice President Kamala Harris, tasked with addressing Central American migration, was in Mexico and Guatemala this week to pursue solutions to the situation.
Persons: Carlos Jasso, Marco Mendicino, Joe Biden's, Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden, Mendicino, Kamala Harris, Mayorkas Organizations: Central, REUTERS, Canadian Immigration, Homeland, Reuters, United Nations, Refugees, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, Thomson Locations: United States, Macuspana, Tabasco, Mexico, Mendicino, Canada, U.S, Guatemala, Americas
Mexico hails Harris after visit, flags more border talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Dave Graham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"It's a completely new phase," Lopez Obrador told a news conference. Harris drew criticism from some Democrats for telling migrants "Do not come" during a visit to Guatemala earlier in the week before her talks with Lopez Obrador. Harris' visit will be followed by a trip to Mexico by U.S. During her visit, Harris also pointed to Washington's interest in helping Mexico implement a new labor reform to improve workers' rights, which U.S. trade unions hope will help stem the flow of jobs south to lower-cost Mexico. Lopez Obrador said Mexico needed to keep raising wages to narrow the gap between U.S. workers and their Mexican counterparts, citing the automotive sector as an example.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Kamala Harris, Carlos Barria Mexico's, Biden, Harris, Lopez Obrador, Joe Biden, Lopez, Donald Trump, Trump, approvingly, Alejandro Mayorkas, Marcelo Ebrard, Mayorkas Organizations: Palacio Nacional, REUTERS, Wednesday, U.S, Republicans, Democrats, Democratic, U.S . Homeland Security, Thomson Locations: United States, Mexico, Mexico City, Central America, Guatemala, Nazi Germany, United, Washington, U.S
For a White House team that came into office promising to be more compassionate and effective on immigration policy, there is tremendous political risk in failing on either front. And the White House has been slow to respond to a major spike in migration. "The truth of the matter is: Nothing has changed," Biden said from the East Room of the White House on March 25. I'd be happy to offer this legislation to Vice President Harris or President Biden as a solution to the crisis on our southern border." “By handing Vice President Harris the assignment of dealing with what amounts to an intractable problem, Biden is certainly complicating her future.
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