Saturday - Dec 16, 2017

Latin Briefs

  • Mexican immigrant acquitted of murder of Kate Steinle

    Mexican immigrant acquitted of murder of Kate Steinle

    by the El Reportero’s wire services A Mexican immigrant was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the politically charged shooting and death of a woman, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The case against José Inés García Zarate, who immigrated illegally to the United States, became a rallying

  • Border-wall wedding couple’s only option

    Border-wall wedding couple’s only option

    Gates open for three-minute ceremony at Friendship Park by El Reportero’s wire services Three years after meeting at a Tijuana taco restaurant, a binational couple married Saturday at the only place they could: in the shadow of the border fence. Brian Houston, a resident of San Diego, told the San Diego Union Tribune that he

  • JFK: FBI  concerned of growing Latino political power

    JFK: FBI concerned of growing Latino political power

    by Russell Contreras AP wire services A memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos, historians say. Among the thousands of documents released last week was a memo from an FBI informant who kept watch on a Dallas chapter of the

  • FEMA had a plan for responding to hurricane in Puerto Rico

    FEMA had a plan for responding to hurricane in Puerto Rico

    It does not want you to see it by the El Reportero’s wire services The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, will not release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially sensitive information,” is declining to release a document drafted several years

  • Mexico must abandon  NAFTA, peasant group assures

    Mexico must abandon NAFTA, peasant group assures

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexico must abandon the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Tlcan), said the National Coordinating Plan of Ayala (CNPA), a peasant group opposed to neoliberalism. Jose Narro, the leader of the group, considered that in the long run Mexico will have benefits for abandoning the treaty, which

  • Ousted Brazilian President: US intervention in  Venezuela could spark “Civil War”

    Ousted Brazilian President: US intervention in Venezuela could spark “Civil War”

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned Sunday that Washington’s interference in Venezuela is “extremely dangerous” and could provoke an armed conflict by Lucas Koerner Global Research “Our continent has been living in peace for 140 years. Any attempt to interfere in the legitimate constitutional process in Venezuela, including by forcing a presidential election, is extremely

  • Venezuela’s Maduro suggests global oil trade in Russian ruble and Chinese yuan

    Venezuela’s Maduro suggests global oil trade in Russian ruble and Chinese yuan

    Maduro in Russia for the Moscow International Energy Forum by the El Reportero’s wire services The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has proposed oil producing countries should discuss creating a currency basket for trading crude and refined products. “Developing a new mechanism of controlling the oil market is necessary,” he said on Wednesday at the Russian

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Coalition of 45 National Latino Organizations Launch Hispanic Heritage Month WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Sept.14, 2017, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation’s 45 preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, woould rally with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in front of the White House to commence the Hispanic Heritage Month of Action

  • Aid for storm victims from Mexico en route to Texas

    Aid for storm victims from Mexico en route to Texas

    Shipment may arrive Wednesday although US has not accepted the offer by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexican aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey will arrive in Texas this week although the United States government has not made an official announcement to accept it. Mexican authorities said assistance could reach the Lone Star State as

  • Mexicans protesters block highway demanding justice

    Mexicans protesters block highway demanding justice

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Salazar community people, in Ocoyoacac Mexican district, demand today to know where several neighbors are, because they were abducted by the military and still their location is unknown. The first action adopted by protesters was to block Mexico-Toluca highway, and requested authorities to find their location and ask that