Monday - Jun 26, 2017

Latin Briefs

  • Mexico just legalized medical pot

    Mexico just legalized medical pot

    One year after Mexican President Peña Nieto began speaking out and criticizing the global drug policy, Mexico has now legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes by Rachel Blevins The Free Thought Project As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide

  • 10,000 march to protest  elections in Mexico

    10,000 march to protest elections in Mexico

    Demonstrators call for rerun of Coahuila governor’s vote by the El Reportero’s wire services The winner of the governor’s election in Coahuila has been declared but opposition candidates and their supporters continue to press for a rerun of the June 4 vote. On Sunday, an estimated 10,000 people demonstrated in the streets of Torreón, marching from Alameda

  • Mexico: PRI lost almost half of the votes vs. 2011 election

    Mexico: PRI lost almost half of the votes vs. 2011 election

    Morena took 1,786.000 – 56 percent from PRI by the El Reportero’s wire services Governor elections in the State of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit meant a decrease in the number of votes obtained by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), according to results at hand today. When comparing the number of votes and the percentages of

  • First  Salvadorian Cardinal

    First Salvadorian Cardinal

    by the El Reportero’s wire services When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. However, the early phone call that brought him the good news from Spain was not only serious but historical: the

  • ACLU issues Texas “Travel Advisory”

    ACLU issues Texas “Travel Advisory”

    Traveling to Texas may result in violation of constitutional rights, ACLU warns by the ACLU WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. The alert comes

  • Father  Solalinde demands freedom for Dr. Mileles

    Father Solalinde demands freedom for Dr. Mileles

    by the El Reportero’s wire services On March 30 of this year, after giving the Speech of Human Rights, the violation of the Human Rights of Migrants, directed at Morena militants and the general public, Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerra was approached by the press at the outskirts of the STUNAM precinct and referred among other

  • More than 455,000  migrants cross Mexican tereritory annually

    More than 455,000 migrants cross Mexican tereritory annually

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Every year more than 450 thousand people, mainly Central Americans, annually cross the Mexican territory to the United States, it transcended here today. Christopher Gascon, a representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said that the agency of the United Nations (UN) implemented a program that addresses the

  • El Salvador bans mining

    El Salvador bans mining

    by the El Reportero’s wire services El Salvador became the first country in the world to ban all metal mining yesterday. The law blocks all exploration, extraction and processing of metals, whether in open pits or underground, as well as use of toxic chemicals like cyanide and mercury, reports Reuters. Legislators from across the political spectrum

  • Mexico gearing up for NAFTA talks

    Mexico gearing up for NAFTA talks

    Briefing by Jordana Timerman NAFTA is vital for Mexico. And U.S. President Donald Trumps threats to upend the free trade agreement seeking better terms for the U.S. threw Mexico’s economy into a tizzy. But now the uncertainty is dragging on — affecting foreign investment and other key indicators. So Mexican leaders are focusing energies in

  • Mexico-US treaty invalid, politician claims

    Mexico-US treaty invalid, politician claims

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The deterioration in relations between Mexico and the United States has triggered a couple of claims over the countries’ common border, one of which would put into question the ownership of five U.S. states and parts of four others. A prominent Mexican politician and a lawyer yesterday proposed a

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