Wednesday - Apr 24, 2019


  • Nicaragua asks for means of transport to take help to victims

    por los servicios de cable de EFE Nicaragua in need of her children Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega greets two U.S. military officers in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Sept. 5. The officers are part of a task force sent to Nicaragua to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Félix. (U.S. Air Force photo by tech. sgt. sonny

  • Bomb scare at Mexico’s tallest building

    by the El Reportero news services

    The authorities had to evacuate 10,800 people from Mexico’s tallest building on 30 August after being warned that there was a bomb in its car park.

  • Latino national groups slow to react on resignation of González

    ­by Alex Meneses Miyashita

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    The resignation announcement of Attorney General Alberto González produced quick praise from civil rights advocates and some Latino commentators, but not so from some of the nation’s largest Hispanic5organizations.

  • Emeryville orders Woodfin Hotel to pay workers back wages

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox Workers score a win – ­Workers and labor activists celebrate after a judge ruled in their favor against Woodfin Hotel (photo courtesy of working East Bay)­ The Emeryville City Council voted unanimously in a special hearing on August 27th, ordering the Woodfin Suites Hotel to pay about $300,000 in fines and

  • Chávez unveils constitutional reform in Venezuela

    by the El Reportero news services

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    After months of speculation since his decisive electoral triumph in December 2006, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez finally presented the details of his proposed constitutional reform last week.

  • Scholars tell PBS: disclose new Burns’ footage

    by Salome Eguizabal

    Several organizations and distinguished scholars have added their voices to the Defend the Honor campaign to press the Public Broadcasting Service and Ken Burns to disclose what additional footage has been 5included in his World War II documentary.

    This, they say, is essential for them to evaluate the TV documentary’s representation of Latinos.

    The first episode in the series of seven programs is scheduled to air Sept. 23, coinciding with Hispanic Heritage month.

  • Insurance coverage for communities of color to increase under proposed reforms

    ­by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    According to a report released last Thursday by statewide coalition of more than 30 organizations, a majority of the newly insured under the health reform proposals being debated in Sacramento would be immigrants and people of color. Entitled “Health Care Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Diverse Communities: Getting California Ready,” the report analyzed the impact of proposed health care reform on immigrants, communities of color, and the poor.

  • Emergency teams deploy to Peru

    by the El Repartero news services

    Relief International is deploying emergency relief and assessment teams to Peru to provide immediate assistance to survivors of this week’s powerful earthquake. The 8.0 magnitude quake struck in the evening of Wednesday, August 15, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and destroying homes, businesses and critical infrastructure. Harsh winter temperatures are making the situation even worse as survivors, afraid to return to their houses, sleep in the streets and wait in long lines for food and medical care.

  • The seizure and deportation of Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles

    by Salome Eguizabal

    Elvira Arellano, the 32-year-old undocumented woman who a year ago took refuge with her U.S.-born son inside a Chicago church to avoid deportation to Mexico, was arrested Aug. 19 outside a California church and removed from the country shortly afterwards.

    Arellano and her son Saul, 8, had become spokespersons against U.S. immigration policies that separate mothers and children. She was arrested outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Los Angeles after talking with reporters.