Friday - Apr 28, 2017

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • For many Americans, Mexico is their second home

    For many Americans, Mexico is their second home

    But the number of residents’ permits issued declined sharply last year, and many are undocumented by the El Reportero’s wire services Many United States citizens are opting for longer and even permanent stays in Mexico, evidence of which can be seen in the more than 72,000 residency permits granted between 2014 and 2016 by the federal government. But

  • How immigrants can protect their rights under Trump’s travel ban & deportation orders

    How immigrants can protect their rights under Trump’s travel ban & deportation orders

    by the El Reportero’s wire services President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting the flow of refugees from predominantly Muslim countries into the U.S. has left many immigrants. Federal judges have ruled to temporarily halt Trump’s ban, which prevents the entry of any refugees for 120 days, bans citizens of seven Muslim countries for 90 days,

  • Japanese parts maker says adiós to Mexico

    Japanese parts maker says adiós to Mexico

    Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation trigger change of plans for Nisshinbo Holdings by the El Reportero’s wire services A Japanese automotive parts maker has abandoned plans to build a manufacturing facility in Mexico due to threats of economic retaliation by United States President Donald Trump. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. announced yesterday it was dropping plans to build a

  • Without benefits, Mexico could stay out of NAFTA

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexico could be out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it does not receive benefits in the negotiations that would be held soon with the United States, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo announced today. Guajardo said his country would defend national sovereignty and interests in the meetings

  • Central  peasant to boost  campaign against fuel prices in  Mexico

    Central peasant to boost campaign against fuel prices in Mexico

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Central of Peasant and Popular Organizations (Cocyp) of Mexico will promote a campaign for the annulment of free trade agreements and against the increase of fuel prices, met here today. José Jacobo Femat, Cocyp President, said that during 2017, some landowners will be mobilized during 2017 to seek

  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro is gone

    Cuba’s Fidel Castro is gone

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Fidel Castro’s revolution has come full circle in Havana, with a final farewell held on the very stage from which he launched many of his socialist crusades, at the José Martí Memorial de la Plaza de la Revolución of La Habana. Robert Mugabe, former king Juan Carlos of Spain,

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