Thursday - Jul 09, 2020

Latin Briefs

  • Mexico’s National Guard has 70,000 soldiers and will reach 140,000

    Mexico’s National Guard has 70,000 soldiers and will reach 140,000

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced today that the National Guard already has 70,000 elements and could reach 140,000. He assured that tranquility is already being guaranteed where this new body operates, but recognized that there is still a long way to go in order to achieve the

  • Puerto Rican authorities suspend classes due to earthquake- “This is not a natural disaster.” says government employee

    Puerto Rican authorities suspend classes due to earthquake- “This is not a natural disaster.” says government employee

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Puerto Rican Education Secretary Eligio Hernández reported this Wednesday that classes in the public education system will not resume until the evaluation of damage to schools has been completed following yesterday’s strong earthquake. Hernández published on Twitter that the process of evaluation of schools by structural engineers started

  • US returns 3,500 copper coins to Mexico used more than 500 years ago

    US returns 3,500 copper coins to Mexico used more than 500 years ago

    The currency was used in Michoacán and Guerrero as far back as 1200 AD   by the El Reportero’s wire service   The United States returned a collection of over 3,500 pre-Hispanic copper coins to Mexican authorities in a ceremony in Miami on Monday. The coins were used in what are now Michoacán and Guerrero

  • Environment secretary bullish on lithium, calls it Mexico’s ‘new oil’

    Environment secretary bullish on lithium, calls it Mexico’s ‘new oil’

    Víctor Manuel Toledo also highlighted Mexico’s potential for solar energy   by El Reportero’s wire services   Lithium will be Mexico’s “new oil,” Environment Secretary Víctor Manuel Toledo said on Thursday, highlighting the country’s large deposits of the metal used in the manufacture of batteries, among other products. In fact, the biggest lithium project in

  • 15th Central American Mothers Caravan arrives in Mexico City

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The 15th Caravan of Central American Mothers in Search of Missing Migrants arrived in Mexico City and will remain in this capital for three days, the National Migration Institute (INM) confirmed on Thursday. The agency informed in a press release that the Caravan is carried out through the

  • Opposition senator assuming the presidency in Bolivia after fleeing from Evo Morales

    Opposition senator assuming the presidency in Bolivia after fleeing from Evo Morales

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   After Evo Morales resigned and asylum in Mexico, Jeanine Añez, an opposition senator assumed the interim presidency of Bolivia. Morales abandoned power under pressure from the opposition and the Armed Forces leaving an institutional vacuum on Monday in the Andean country. “We are going to call elections with

  • Bipartisan House deal opens path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant farmworkers

    Bipartisan House deal opens path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant farmworkers

    Proposal eases some restrictions on agriculture industry, while requiring farmers to verify workers’ status   by the El Reportero’s wire services   A bipartisan group of lawmakers agreed on a deal easing restrictions on foreign agricultural workers, including a path to citizenship for the more than one million farmworkers estimated to be in the U.S.

  • Chile’s President announces tariff cut, but protests continue

    Chile’s President announces tariff cut, but protests continue

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   SANTIAGO DE CHILE – Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera, in an attempt to curb protests against his government, signed this Thursday a bill to cancel a recent electricity hike and lower the price of energy by 2020. Piñera said at a ceremony held at the Palacio de La Moneda,

  • Census Bureau seeks driver’s license data, including citizenship and eye color

    Census Bureau seeks driver’s license data, including citizenship and eye color

    Two former Census Bureau directors said they were puzzled by the agency’s request   by Sam Levine   The U.S. Census Bureau has asked several states to turn over driver’s license records that include personal data like eye color as part of President Donald Trump’s effort to obtain citizenship data. The Census Bureau said Tuesday that it