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  • Narco’s testimony to US drug agency links ex-president to cartels

    Narco’s testimony to US drug agency links ex-president to cartels

    Declassified documents show La Barbie was an agent for US authorities while trafficking drugs   by Mexico News Daily   A convicted drug lord provided information to United States authorities between 2008 and 2010 that linked former president Felipe Calderón and members of his government to Mexican drug cartels. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a United States

  • Why haven’t I gotten my stimulus check? 6 reasons your payment might be a no-show

    Why haven’t I gotten my stimulus check? 6 reasons your payment might be a no-show

    by Andrew Keshner   Nearly 90 million people have received their stimulus payments, the IRS says — here’s why you could still be waiting The IRS started cutting stimulus checks in mid-April, and it’s already gotten money to nearly 90 million people. That’s good news for everyone who’s received the payments and now has $1,200

  • Despite doubts, Mexico to administer hydroxychloroquine to 20,000

    Despite doubts, Mexico to administer hydroxychloroquine to 20,000

    Outpatients will be given low to medium doses for a maximum of seven days   by Mexico News Daily   MEXICO, May 23, 2020 –  The federal Health Ministry will use the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat 20,000 Covid-19 outpatients despite doubts about its efficacy and the risk of it causing an irregular heartbeat and

  • COVID-19 stimulus package, a mixed bag for those in greatest need   

    COVID-19 stimulus package, a mixed bag for those in greatest need  

    by Sunita Sohrabji/EMS Contributor   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, signed into law last month, offers little relief to millions of vulnerable immigrants and low-wage workers, said panelists during a media briefing here April 9. The CARES Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump March 27.

  • Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.?

    Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.?

    by Mary Beth Sheridan   MEXICO CITY —The U.S.-Mexico border has long been a region of contrasts. But people in both countries are puzzling over the latest one: The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the Mexican side is just a small fraction of the U.S. count. On Sunday, confirmed cases in California

  • Mexico’s hidden barriers to asylum seekers a successful deterrent

    Mexico’s hidden barriers to asylum seekers a successful deterrent

    Medical neglect and filthy conditions plague Latin America’s largest detention center   by Alex Harrison-Cripps   Asylum seekers in Chiapas are being told to go home or endure months in detention centers where they are denied basic needs such as water, clean sanitation and access to health care. Those who file a claim for international

  • IRS delays April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days for millions

    IRS delays April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days for millions

    by Laura Davison March 17, 2020, 1:09 PM PDT   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that his department is pushing back the April 15 deadline to pay taxes owed, giving individuals and many businesses 90 extra days to send checks to the government. Individuals can defer up to $1 million of tax liability and corporations

  • US denies visas for Nayarit’s ex-governor and family, citing corruption

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged he had received bribes from drug traffickers   by the Mexico News Daily   The United States government announced on Friday that former Nayarit governor Roberto Sandoval Castañeda and his immediate family members are ineligible for U.S. visas due to involvement in corruption. Noting that the U.S. Department

  • Mexico regrets US court ruling over youth shot by border patrol

    Mexico regrets US court ruling over youth shot by border patrol

    US Supreme Court justices argued that the boy’s family cannot sue the agent who killed him   by Mexico News Daily   The federal government has expressed regret about a ruling by the United States Supreme Court that prevents the family of a teenage boy who was killed in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, in 2010 from