Camacho calls for elections in Bolivia for Jan. 19

Santa Cruz Civic Committee leader Luis Fernando Camacho called for elections in Bolivia for Jan. 19.

A general consensus was reached with the Bolivian Workers' Confederation, the Coca Farmers' Association of La Paz and intercultural groups.

Evo Morales said in a tense interview with the BBC that he is still the president and that he could return to his country at "any moment."

The situation in Bolivia remains very unstable as the government reported that it suspended a trip by President Áñez for fear of an attack by criminal groups.

Arrest warrant for former Paraguayan president

A judge in Brazil on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes relating to Operation Lava Jato.

The Public Prosecutor's Office suspects that the former president helped Darío Messer, known as "Brazil's greatest money changer," flee Paraguay.

According to the investigations, Messer led a sophisticated transnational money laundering network that moved $1.6 billion in the last decade and also participated in the crimes of corruption, tax and currency evasion.

Operation Lava Jato began in March 2014 as a simple investigation that ended up revealing the largest corruption scheme in Brazil's history, involving several Latin American countries.

21N March: Government takes security measures

The Colombian government is taking security measures to maintain public order in the face of Thursday's nationwide protest.

Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo confirmed a peaceful protest and violent acts will not be permitted. 

Migration Colombia reported that the borders will be closed on Thursday, and at least 15 foreigners trying to infiltrate the demonstrations were captured. 

Interior Minister Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez said they have been very attentive to the situation since they began to find messages on social networks calling for violence. One particular video of a hooded man inciting violence is under criminal investigation. 

Economic crisis intensifies in Ecuador

Ecuador's country risk factor  increased to 1,128 points after the National Assembly decided to shelve an urgent economic bill this Sunday. 

The more than 400-item bill came in response to October's protests, which blocked the rise in fuel prices.  

The government has seen several economic measures thwarted due to pressure from indigenous mobilizations and left-wing movements.

Cesar Rohón of the Social Christian Party called for "a draft of 50 urgent economic items that is easy to implement and discuss."

Economy and Finance Minister Richard Martinez warned that the country does not inspire confidence and that if the new bill is not approved, it will have to resort to more international aid.