Tuesday - Dec 18, 2018


  • Pesticide leaves Latin American banana workers sterile

    by the El Reportero wire services

    Approximately 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have filed five lawsuits in the United States, claiming they were left sterile due to the exposure to the pesticide, DBCP, in the 1970s.

    Jury selection for the first of the lawsuits is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

  • Commentary: What next after collapse of immigration bill?

    by Javier Rodriguez

    The recently defeated Senate immigration proposal and the one waiting to be addressed in the lower house, the Strive Act, are neither pro-immigrant nor pro-worker Immigration reform.

    Both fall far short of the human rights standards set forth by the United Nations International Covenant for the Protection of Migrant Workers.

  • Appeal for end to killings in Guatemala

    by the El Reportero’s wire services

    GUATEMALA – Politicians from all parties appealed on 5 July for an end to the violenc. The country’s murder rate has increased sharply in recent weeks prompting some politicians to claim that General Otto Pérez Molina, the rightwing candidate for the Partido Patriota, wants to create a climate of fear to improve his chances in the forthcoming general elections. Pérez Molina advocates tougher anti-crime policies (mano dura).

  • After senate loss, house immigration legislation weighed

    by Maira Garcia

    Despite a 46 to 53 defeat June 28 to put the Senate immigration bill up for a final vote, Hispanic congressional leaders and pro-immigrant groups remain hopeful a bill will be debated in the House of Representatives this year.

    Bill supporters needed 60 votes to cut off the debate and move on to a final vote.