Peru’s president pledges support for those affected by 7.5-magnitude earthquake

President Pedro Castillo Terrones tweeted, “All my solidarity with the people of Amazonas in the face of the strong earthquake. I have arranged for the ministries and agencies of the executive branch to implement immediate action. You are not alone, brothers. We will support those affected by structural damage.” Terrones also tweeted that he will … Read more

Peruvian mummy at least 800 years old found by archeologists in Lima

Researchers from the National University of San Marcos found the preserved body underground in the middle of a town square at the archeological site of Cajamarquilla, around 25 kilometers inland from Lima. The mummy was tied with ropes and with its hands covering its face, in what researchers say is a southern Peruvian funeral custom. … Read more

At least 19 killed in bus crash in central Mexico

The brakes on the bus, which was heading to a local religious shrine in the state of Mexico, failed, according to local media reports. State authorities did not disclose the possible causes of the accident. Assistant state interior secretary Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem said that the injured had been transferred to hospitals, including some … Read more

Man who fired shots near Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia is in custody

Police instructed people to shelter in place, lock their doors and refrain from leaving their business or home, according to the RCMP, after reports at 12:26 PT of an active shooter driving a Ford pickup. Police saw the vehicle again just after 1 p.m. “A brief pursuit was initiated, during which a police vehicle was … Read more

Two missionaries released in Haiti after group kidnapping

“We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released. We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who were released are safe, in good spirits, and being cared for,” the organization said Sunday. “While we rejoice at this release, … Read more

Mexican authorities find 600 migrants hidden in two trailers in Veracruz

In a statement, the migration agency said that they discovered 145 women and 455 men in closed box cars that were heading north towards the US border. A substantial majority of the migrants — around 400 people — come from neighboring Guatemala, while significant numbers also come from Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Bangladesh. … Read more

Canada storm: air force arrives to help residents in British Columbia – live

12.10pm GMT12:10 Floods could lead to country-wide shortages and price surges Oliver Holmes There are concerns that the catastrophic flooding in British Columbia could see Canadians in other parts of the country face higher prices and shortages in the coming weeks. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port but has been cut off due … Read more

Brazil touts partnership with SpaceX to connect rural areas and monitor Amazon forest

Faria’s tweets include a video and photo of himself with SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, whom he met in Texas. “We’re looking forward to providing connectivity to the least served people in Brazil…especially to schools and hospitals in rural areas,” Musk says in the video, shaking hands with Faria. “With better connectivity we can … Read more

Cuban activists blockaded at home amid protest clampdown

Protests are permitted under the Cuban constitution. However, the government had vowed not to allow Monday’s planned demonstrations — intended to call for greater political freedoms — claiming they were a pretext to stir up trouble on the communist-run island, and that they’d been secretly organized by Cuban exiles and the US. The city of … Read more

Ecuadorian President calls ‘crisis cabinet’ after prison violence leaves dozens dead

The move comes after the Ecuadorian prosecutor’s office asked the government to take “urgent measures” to address the situation, according to a post on the agency’s official Twitter account. Prosecutors said “68 prisoners were killed and another 25 wounded” in the violence that broke out Saturday at the Litoral Penitentiary, one of Ecuador’s largest prisons … Read more