Fuel and food shortages in Bolivia

Bolivia's main cities are suffering from fuel and food shortages.

The interim president has denounced the presence of "armed subversive groups," made up of foreigners and Bolivians, who block the distribution of fuel by using "explosives” to destroy or damage the centers. 

Some groups related to Morales are armed with homemade bazookas, pistols, and grenades, and are blocking roads and accesses. 

The government created an air bridge through a Hercules airplane to relieve the shortage in the main cities.

Friday's violent protests around Cochabamba, a coca-producing region and bastion of Evo Morales, left at least nine dead, officials said. 

Morales, who called for the rebellion while in exile, said he "only wants to go back to complete his term, and withdraw his candidacy.”

President Áñez said Morales "left Bolivia on his own" and would have to "respond to justice" if he returned to the country.

Red Alert for Valparaíso wildfires

At least 500 houses were evacuated in Chile's Valparaíso region due to serious wildfires. 

The National Emergency Office maintains a Red Alert due to forest fires affecting the area, which have already consumed more than 3,000 acres. 

Mayor Jorge Martínez, explained that the situation "is very worrisome," and condemned the possibility that the fires may have been lit intentionally.

Martínez confirmed that two people had been arrested for alleged responsibility in two outbreaks.  

Children continue to be recruited by terrorist groups in Colombia

Kidnapping and forced recruiting of minors by Marxist terrorist groups has increased by 40% in Colombia in recent years.

Among the main victims are indigenous children, peasants, and Venezuelans crossing the border, according to the Organization of American States Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia.

The minors recruited are used as security rings by the terrorist organizations.

This issue returned to public debate in Colombia when eight minors were killed during a bombardment by the security forces against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia dissident camp.

According to Army statistics, throughout 2019 Colombian troops have rescued 185 minors who remain in the custody of family police stations to begin the process of restitution of rights.

Nicaragua: President threatens violent revolution

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said, "Bolivia is a crucial test to maintain the minimum confidence in the electoral process.”

The socialist leader thinks that "otherwise the people will feel with all the right, the obligation, to look for weapons to take power by revolutionary means."

Víctor Hugo Tinoco, a former guerrilla fighter, said these statements reflect Ortega's concern for the upcoming elections in Nicaragua.

Tinoco said: "Ortega feels that what happened in Bolivia with Evo basically means that fraud can no longer be done. I think his main concern is that he is desperate because what he was thinking of doing, an electoral farce, nobody will accept it anymore."

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Morales's departure was a signal to Maduro and Ortega.