Thursday - Mar 23, 2017

Latin Briefs

  • 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,

  • Swedish Attorney General’s Office questions Assange in London

    Swedish Attorney General’s Office questions Assange in London

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Swedish Attorney General’’s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. Attorney General Ingrid Isgren arrived this morning to the embassy to participate in the first interview

  • Suit: California has illegally suspended  licenses of more than 600,000

    Suit: California has illegally suspended licenses of more than 600,000

    Low-income people suffer the most with the state’s inflexible laws by Sana Saleem A lawsuit filed in the Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday argues that the state of California has illegally suspended licenses of more than 600,000 drivers who can’t afford to pay their increasingly expensive traffic tickets. The lawsuit argues that despite an

  • Mexican authorities to investigate missing Honduran immigrants

    Mexican authorities to investigate missing Honduran immigrants

    by the El Reportero’s wire services A tunnel used for transferring drugs from Mexico to the United States has been found near the International Airport of Tijuana, Baja California, the Ministry of State Security confirmed today. The drug tunnel, located near La Hielera del Aeropuerto company, was found early yesterday. According to local media, the

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