Wednesday - Nov 14, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Local victories power California tenant movement, despite Prop. 10 loss

    Local victories power California tenant movement, despite Prop. 10 loss

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California. In Oakland, voters approved Measure

  • Peru to withdraw its ‘gender ideology’ school curriculum

    Peru to withdraw its ‘gender ideology’ school curriculum

    The Peruvian government will withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum that has been widely criticized for its “gender ideology” by the El Reportero’s wire services The First Civil Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima granted a precautionary measure to the collective Parents in Action (PEA) so that the Ministry of Education (Minedu)

  • Peña Nieto seeks legal protection against Chihuahua corruption probe

    Peña Nieto seeks legal protection against Chihuahua corruption probe

    Unprecedented move seeks to protect federal officials as embezzling investigation continues by the El Reportero’s wire services With its days in office numbered, the administration of President Peña Nieto has made a last-minute and unprecedented attempt to protect itself from a corruption investigation in which federal officials could face prosecution. The president’s legal office this

  • Ninth Circuit affirms relief for immigrant teens wrongly arrested

    Ninth Circuit affirms relief for immigrant teens wrongly arrested

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Civil rights and immigration advocate organizations have prevailed in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of immigrant teenagers whom the Trump Administration had arrested and jailed for “gang affiliation,” despite there being no evidence of gang crimes. In an opinion issued on Oct.

  • Bill giving judges the power to set aside sentence enhancement, passes

    Bill giving judges the power to set aside sentence enhancement, passes

    Statement from Eunisses Hernández of the Drug Policy Alliance September 1, 2018 – Friday night, with a vote of 41 to 31, the California Legislature passed SB 1393, authored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, which would restore judicial discretion to the application of a five-year sentence enhancement for each prior serious felony on a person’s

  • Trump may halt entry for nearly all migrants seeking asylum on southern border

    Trump may halt entry for nearly all migrants seeking asylum on southern border

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Trump administration is drafting an executive action that would make it exceedingly difficult for Central American migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to gain entry, according to three sources familiar with the proposed measures. The exact details have not yet been finalized, the sources said, and some

  • U.S. is denying passports to Hispanics, questioning citizenship

    U.S. is denying passports to Hispanics, questioning citizenship

    by the El Reportero’s wire services      The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Latinos along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown on their citizenship.     In a statement, the State Department said that it ‘has not changed policy or practice regarding

  • Costa Rica continues to condemn xenophobic acts against Nicaraguans

    Costa Rica continues to condemn xenophobic acts against Nicaraguans

    by the El Reportero’s wire services    The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector ( UCCAEP) has condemned today the xenophobic acts, hate speeches and insults of a group of people from Costa Rica against Nicaraguan migrants.     The business sector will never be in favor of acts of xenophobia and hatred

  • Victory to protect immigrant children abused or neglected in home country

    Victory to protect immigrant children abused or neglected in home country

    By the El Reportero’s wire services    SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday helped secure a victory in the California Supreme Court in Bianka M. v. Superior Court.  The lawsuit involved the procedures that children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent must go through to become eligible to apply for “Special Immigrant Juvenile” visas.   This visa

  • Electoral tribunal formalizes López Obrador as next Mexican president

    Electoral tribunal formalizes López Obrador as next Mexican president

    por los servicios de cable de El Reportero Aunque el mundo electoral lo reconoce como tal, Andrés Manuel López Obrador lo formalizó como el ganador de las elecciones del 1 de julio y el próximo presidente constitucional de México. Por unanimidad, vindicando el carácter democrático y legítimo del proceso electoral, los magistrados del Tribunal Electoral