Maximum alert in Colombia

Colombia declares maximum alert after Maduro's regime orders military exercises on their shared border.

Amid growing tensions, Maduro sends 150,000 troops, tanks, and missile-armored vehicles to the border, accusing Colombia of an alleged plot.

The Colombian government, led by Iván Duque, dismisses claims of having plans against Venezuela, and calling for "calm" in the face of escalating accusations.

He says there is no need to pay attention to Maduro's threat, calling it foolishness.

Colombian International Affairs presidential advisor Francisco Barbosa says this is Maduro's distraction tactic.

Mexico opens negotiations with Brazil

Brazil begins talks for a free trade pact with Mexico.

The two largest economic powers in Latin America will extend the March agreement that eliminates tariffs and quotas for automobile trade.

The new pact will include other productive sectors, such as agriculture, which is of great interest to Brazil, since it is one of the world's largest food producers and exporters.

The Brazilian government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro since January 1st, has announced that it is also negotiating to open the U.S. market.

Aggressive feminists attack Salvadoran prosecutor office

A violent group of feminists attacks the Attorney General's Office of the Salvadoran capital for the Evelyn Hernández case.

The women demand the public entity to stop appealing the acquittal sentence of the young woman accused of murdering her baby.

They throw paint and various objects at the prosecutor's office in the colony of La Sultana.

Evelyn Hernandez was acquitted on August 19 by the Court.

The 21-year-old is condemned for the aggravated murder of her newborn son, who was found dead in a septic tank, drowned in feces.

Salvadoran pro-life leader Julia Regina de Cardenal and president of the Yes to Life Foundation, says although Evelyn was convicted in 2017, she was later acquitted due to international pressure.

Abortion is prohibited in El Salvador, where the constitution recognizes that every human being has rights from the moment of conception.

Parents to check textbooks in Peruvian public schools

A bill in Peru seeks to get parents to check school textbooks in public schools.

The initiative comes after several parents' organizations have warned that school textbooks included pornographic content, historical distortions, and other errors.

Legislator Sonia Echevarría who has presented the bill, explains that the bill tries to propose a better alternative since the state does not seem to be able to control the educational content.

She says that her proposal promotes the participation and active vigilance of parents, who are directly interested.

It also guarantees that children are educated based on their moral and religious convictions.