The BL News—Across Latin America-03-12-2019
 
-Juan Guaidó asks to decree the "state of national alarm" in Venezuela
-A passenger plane crashes in Colombia leaving no survivors
-19 alleged illegal immigrants kidnapped in Mexico
-Nicaragua's opposition suspends negotiations until Ortega releases political prisoners
 
Juan Guaidó asks to decree the "state of national alarm" in Venezuela
 
Interim President Juan Guaidó asks to decree a "state of national alarm" in Venezuela.
 
In an extraordinary session, Guaidó asked the National Parliament, under Article 338 of the Constitution, to declare an emergency due to the lack of food, medicine, and electricity supply.
 
Guaidó denounced that the power cuts - which have been unresolved for days - are due to Maduro's negligence and that consequently, at least 15 sick people would have died in hospitals.
 
Maduro said the energy problems were due to sabotage by the United States.
 
On Saturday, amid the chaos affecting much of the country, Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó organized large mobilizations, increasing tension in the country.
 
A passenger plane crashes in Colombia leaving no survivors
 
At least 12 people died in a plane crash in central Colombia.
 
The medium-capacity DC-3 passenger plane covering the San José del Guaviare - Villavicencio route declared an emergency before crashing.
All the occupants lost their lives.
 
Among the victims was the mayor of the municipality of Taraira, her husband and daughter, as well as Alejandro Malagón, owner of the aircraft.
Jorge Díaz Martínez, director of the Civil Defense of the department of Meta, said that when it was flying over the municipality of San Martin, one of its engines turned off.
 
The authorities opened an investigation to clarify the causes.
 
19 alleged illegal immigrants kidnapped in Mexico
 
An armed commando kidnapped 19 suspected illegal migrants in northern Mexico
 
Several media reported that at least four vehicles with armed civilians closed the way to a Transpaís bus heading for the border city of Reynosa, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
 
After boarding the bus, they forced the 19 suspected illegal migrants to get off the bus, get them into their vehicles and flee in an unknown direction. The driver continued his march and denounced the facts when he arrived at his destination.
 
Authorities reported that criminal organizations often kidnap illegal migrants because they are so helpless, so they can force them to do almost anything.
 
Nicaragua's opposition suspends negotiations until Ortega releases political prisoners
 
The Nicaraguan opposition suspended negotiations until Daniel Ortega's government releases the political prisoners.
 
The Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy asked the president to fulfill his promise to release the hundreds of people detained in anti-government protests before continuing to seek solutions to the political and social crisis that erupted in Nicaragua last April.
 
The demands also include an end to repression, imprisonment, cruel and inhuman treatment and harassment of the families of those imprisoned.
The announcement comes after the Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference gave up witnessing and accompanying the dialogue process.
 
The Ortega government, for its part, asked the international community not to impose sanctions on the country and announced its roadmap, which does not include the release of the detainees.