Criminal violence decreases in Chile

Criminal violence has decreased and Chile is beginning to return to normal.

Chilean Undersecretary of the Interior Rodrigo Ubilla, reported this after learning of the presence of insurgent cells that seek to destabilize the country.

He said that most of the 18 killed during the protests are associated with fires and robberies at shopping malls. 

He noted a decline in serious violent incidents such as looting, which have decreased since the beginning of the week from 255 to 169. 

He also noted a drop in the number of detainees, from more than 2,200 arrested on Monday to only 979 on Tuesday.

He put the number of civilians injured at more than a hundred, and the number of soldiers and carabineros injured at 95.

It should be noted that the unions and left-wing groups continue to promote a general strike and disregard President Sebastián Piñera's call for dialogue.

Irregularities in Bolivian elections confirmed

Tension and uncertainty continue in Bolivia.

With more than 99% of polling stations counted and a difference of less than 10 points, everything would indicate that there should be a runoff between Bolivian President Evo Morales and former President Carlos Mesa.

The Organization of American States (OAS) confirmed that there were irregularities in the elections.

It also found the resignation of Electoral Vice President Antonio Costas, worrying.

Mesa said they will not accept a result that blocks a second round. Calling the count a "monumental fraud.”

This morning Morales declared himself the winner in the first round, but an hour later he said he is willing to go to the second round if the difference in votes is not enough. 

Cartel confrontation leaves 9 dead

A confrontation between Mexican drug gangs resulted in nine deaths.

The Attorney General's Office declared that all the dead criminals are close to Zenen Nava Sánchez, leader of the Los Rojos cartel.

Authorities reported that a joint operation has been set up in the state of Guerrero to try to locate the killers, and an investigation has been opened.

The Medical Forensic Service will begin to perform autopsies on the bodies of the deceased criminals.

Cuba and Venezuela’s “cyber” troops

A report revealed that the Cuban and Venezuelan regimes use "cyber troops" to misinform on social networks.

The document published by Oxford University explains that they are trained to monitor, censor, and restrict digital public spaces.

In the case of Cuba, the university found thousands of fake accounts and profiles on social networks used to replicate the communist regime's propaganda and denigrate opponents.

As for Venezuela, the experts found that Nicolás Maduro uses accounts to make people believe he has strong support from the people, despite the crisis that he has plunged the country in. 

The study also shows countries that have operations of international influence including China, Russia, Iran, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.