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  • ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    Mexico is providing them with one-year humanitarian visas by Mexico News Daily Immigration authorities have now registered more than 10,000 migrants at the southern border as part of a new government program that has been described by an official as “super successful.” The National Immigration Institute (INM) announced on Twitter today that it registered 8,446

  • A new day for Mexican workers

    A new day for Mexican workers

    by David Bacon NAFTA had been in effect for just a few months when Ruben Ruíz got a job at the Itapsa factory in Mexico City in the summer of 1994. Itapsa made auto brakes for Echlin, a U.S. manufacturer later bought out by the huge Dana Aftermarket Group. In the factory, asbestos dust from

  • US border agency orders medical checks on children in custody after deaths

    US border agency orders medical checks on children in custody after deaths

    by Khushbu Shah and agencies CBP said it needs help of other agencies to provide healthcare after a second immigrant child died in its custody this month, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of

  • An Interview with Oscar-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón

    An Interview with Oscar-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón

    With a new film on Netflix this week, the iconoclastic auteur opens up about facing his insecurities in the latest edition of The Red Bulletin – a monthly magazine produced by Red Bull Media House. by Marco Payán The Mexican film director has no fear of the unknown. Upon the release of his new film,

  • ‘We’re going to kill you’: Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on press freedom

    ‘We’re going to kill you’: Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on press freedom

    Journalists have been beaten, arrested, and robbed in the wake of the civil revolt that paralyzed the country earlier in the year Toby Stirling Hill in Managua MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Nicaraguan TV journalist Miguel Mora was driving home from work when he was pulled over by armed police. “They ordered me

  • The cross-border farmworker rebellion

    The cross-border farmworker rebellion

    Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together by David Bacon Surrounded by blueberry and alfalfa fields near Sumas, Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border, a group of workers last week stood

  • New help center for the homeless is inaugurated in the SF Mission District

    New help center for the homeless is inaugurated in the SF Mission District

    by Fernando A. Torres Catholic Charities reported that the new social assistance center called Access Point The Mission, will join its program of prevention of homeless families and help services on immigration in a new location at 3270 18th Street with South Van Ness. The presence of Catholic Charities and their social programs is not

  • Two busloads of migrants reported missing; CDMX shelter at capacity

    Two busloads of migrants reported missing; CDMX shelter at capacity

    Human rights official claims about 100 are missing after they were kidnapped and turned over to criminals by Mexico News Daily Two busloads of Central Americans traveling as part of the first migrant caravan were kidnapped and handed over to a criminal organization, a human rights official claims. The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said

  • Marriott Hotel workers on strike stay tough on the picket lines

    Marriott Hotel workers on strike stay tough on the picket lines

    Essay by David Bacon Three weeks on the picket line will either weaken a strike or make it stronger. But workers at the Marriott hotels in eight cities around the US show no signs of wanting to go back to work anytime soon, at least not without resolving the reasons why they went on strike

  • Third migrants’ caravan scheduled to leave El Salvador within the next week

    Third migrants’ caravan scheduled to leave El Salvador within the next week

    The number of migrants traveling through Mexico could soon reach 10,000 by Mexico News Daily A third caravan of migrants is expected to leave Central America within the next week, which could bring the total number of people escaping poverty and violence by making the northward trek to nearly 10,000. The third wave, believed to