The head of Panama's electoral commissioner said it isn't possible to organize a referendum proposed by president Laurentino Cortizo on controversial mining legislation.
Alfredo Junca said his colleagues were already overwhelmed by preparations for general elections in May.
The legislation triggered widespread protests 10 days ago after a bill allowing the Canadian company First Quantum to operate central America's largest copper mine for at least another 20 years was approved.
A report has accused Meta of the parent company of Facebook of contributing to violence against ethnic Tigrays in Ethiopia.
Amnesty international says that Facebook has allowed messages inciting violence against the Tigray minority to spread despite knowing the risks in the country during a 2-year civil war.
Critics say that Meta's data moderation is inadequate.
The organization says that Facebook's algorithms amplify dangerous content, and the company documents show that Meta failed to respond to repeated warnings.
Meta disputes amnesty's findings.
President Biden has welcomed a tentative deal between General Motors and striking workers to end weeks of industrial action.
GM is the third and final big firm to reach a settlement with the United Auto Workers.
Mr. Biden described the agreement as historic.
Due to the commitment and solidarity of the uaw workers, they want a record contract with over a 30 % increase in wages, greater retirement security, and more paid leave, and the commitment by the big three to create more full-time middle class jobs, and invest tens of billions more dollars in plants and factories, building automobiles future here in America.
In football, the Argentine star Lionel Messi has won a record extending 8th Ballon d'Or.
The women's Ballon d'Or went to Spain's Aitana Bonmati.