The BL News-Across Latin America-03-14-2019

-All Mexican states support the creation of the new National Guard
-Daniel Ortega's government and the opposition resume dialogue in Nicaragua
-Mexican army rescues 34 kidnapped illegal immigrants
-Ecuador withdraws from the Union of South American Nations [USAN]

All Mexican states support the creation of the new National Guard

The 32 states that make up Mexico supports the creation of the National Guard promoted by López Obrador.

The Congresses of Michoacán, in the west of the country, and Yucatán, in the southeast, were the last to approve on Wednesday the creation of the new security body.
Although on March 6 the amendment already had the approval of half plus one of the congresses, the president of Mexico decided to wait to give it greater legitimacy, and give time for more states to pronounce.
The Senate unanimously modified and ratified the constitutional reform approved by the chamber of deputies, to grant civilian character and a maximum term of five years to the Army and Navy to retire to the barracks.
The Law on the Registration of Detainees, the Law on the Use of Force and the Organic Law of the National Guard itself, are still pending approval.

Daniel Ortega's government and the opposition resume dialogue in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega's government and the opposition decided to resume negotiations to solve the political crisis that the country has been going through for a year.

The condition imposed by the opposition Civic Alliance and accepted by the executive is that on Friday a significant number of demonstrators who participated in the government protests will be released.
The dialogue was recently suspended because Ortega only agreed to release a portion of the political prisoners, which some agencies put at 500.
The university coalition of the Alliance announced that it would not participate in any conversation until all prisoners are released and public liberties are restored.
Daniel Ortega's government is facing a delicate situation, aggravated by U.S. sanctions and the freezing of credits imposed by some international financial institutions.

Mexican army rescues 34 kidnapped illegal immigrants

Thirty-four illegal immigrants have been rescued on Mexico's northern border.

Mexico's army released eight Guatemalans, 25 Hondurans and one Salvadoran who were being held hostage in Mexico after entering the country illegally.
The kidnappers fled when they discovered the presence of the military in the area, so there were no arrests.
The group of illegal migrants locked up in a house in the border state of Tamaulipas consisted of 19 adults and 15 minors.
During the operation, four vehicles, three long weapons and a good number of magazines and cartridges were confiscated.
Mexican authorities are also investigating the disappearance of another group of 19 suspected illegal migrants kidnapped on 7 March, after an armed command intercepted a bus heading for the border.

Ecuador withdraws from the Union of South American Nations [USAN]

Ecuador announced it would withdraw from the Union of South American Nations.

President Lenín Moreno will cede the use of the headquarters of the organization built in Quito, which cost the nation some 40 million dollars.
The president will remove from the entrance the statue of the late Argentine former president Néstor Kirchner.
In addition to Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay left the 12-nation bloc created by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and other leftist leaders in the region in 2008.
Colombia assured that the political bloc has been complicit in the authoritarian government of Nicolás Maduro.