Wednesday - Aug 23, 2017

Latin Briefs

  • Mayors, local officials ask Trump to defend DACA

    Editor’s Note: San Francisco is part of a coalition that signed onto a letter to President Trump, asking him to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from a potential court challenge led by Texas. by Rafael Bernal, The Hill WASHINGTON – Over 100 mayors and county officials from 35 states issued a

  • Have Mexico and the CIA united against Venezuela; has Mexico thrown aside its historical doctrine Estrada?

    Have Mexico and the CIA united against Venezuela; has Mexico thrown aside its historical doctrine Estrada?

    by The El Reportero’s wire services and Marvin Ramírez The government of the president Enrique Peña Nieto starkly abandoned its traditional foreign policy doctrine Estrada after announcing its collaboration with the US government in its announced sanctions against Venezuela. Estrada doctrine The Estrada Doctrine is the name of Mexico’s core foreign policy ideal from 1930

  • Guerrero ejidos create self-defense force

    Guerrero ejidos create self-defense force

    But armed forces have agreed to mount operation against a local crime gang by the El Reportero‘s wire services It wasn’t long after the establishment of yet another self-defense group in Guerrero that representatives of the armed forces met with its leadership and agreed to go after local criminals. The spokesman for the new United

  • Increased cases of child abuse in Guatemala

    Increased cases of child abuse in Guatemala

    by the El Reportero’s wire services A total of 708 cases of child abuse were reported so far in Guatemala by the Judicial Organization, said the newspaper La Hora on its website. In 2009, when the crime ‘Abuse against minors’ was included in the ‘Law against sexual violence, exploitation and human trafficking’, 26 cases were

  • Mexican  population grew more than a million in  one year

    Mexican population grew more than a million in one year

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Mexican population has grown one percent in one year, equivalent to 1,200,000 inhabitants, and reached 122,300,000 people by late 2016, it was reported today. The data correspond to the last national household survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), according to which women predominate

  • 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

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