We'll return over the weekend to highlight recent news and notes from the Americas.
This weekend marks the end of the Christian Holy Week and also the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Millions of followers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrating their respective religious holidays including in Cuba where Good Friday was recognized as an official holiday for the first time in decades.
The following video via teleSUR shows how residents of Izalco, El Salvador observed Holy Week with cultural events and remembrances of the recently deceased. The participation of indigenous communities and women was encouraged according to the report that also shows scenes of a fourteen-hour procession carried out by devoted piadosos.
Video Source - YouTube via teleSUR
Online Source - BBC News