US warns of foreign interference in Chile

President Donald Trump has condemned the foreign interference in Chile’s recent violent riots.

He said several nations are fomenting conflict in an attempt to undermine Chilean democracy, institutions, and society.

Without specifying the countries involved, he expressed his full support to President Sebastián Piñera.

He also supported Piñera's decision to cancel the November APEC Forum summit in order to focus on restoring national order.

At the same time, the U.S. State Department denounced Russia sowing seeds of discord in social networks with the aim of fuelling the conflict in Chile.

Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro blamed the violent riots in Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia on the communist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela.

Brazil: Human trafficking network dismantled

An Asian human trafficking network to the United States was dismantled in Brazil.

Police arrested the eight gang members on charges of promoting illegal immigration, money laundering, and conspiracy.

The criminals sent forged Brazilian identity documents to various South Asian countries.

After receiving them, the illegal immigrants entered Brazil through the São Paulo airport and from where they set off for Peru.

They crossed 10 other countries by land, while being subjected to ill-treatment, including forced confinement and physical and psychological attacks.

It is estimated that the network moved approximately $10 million in Brazil in the last 5 years and laundered money in 20 Western countries.

Record number of minors at the US-Mexico border

The number of unaccompanied minors arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border skyrocketed in 2019.

The number of minors who attempted to enter the United States illegally rose to just over 76,000, almost 26,000 more than the previous year.

Mexican authorities also reported the detention of some 40,500 illegal minors in their territory, totaling more than 115,000 in 2019.

Statistics show that the number of minors arrested on the U.S.-Mexico border has been increasing since 2013.

Most of these minors were Central American children traveling without their parents, mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.

Historic drop in El Salvador's murder rate

President Nayib Bukele confirmed that October was the month with the fewest murders in El Salvador since 1992.

Official sources announced that there were 112 murders, less than half as many as in October last year.

Security Minister Rogelio Rivas said the drop was due to the fight against crime that Bukele has been promoting since he took office five months ago.

During the same period, the authorities explained that more than 17,000 arrests were carried out, with the aim of reducing crime and bringing peace of mind to Salvadoran families.