Tuesday - Jan 15, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • OAS calls an extraordinary session on Nicaragua

    OAS calls an extraordinary session on Nicaragua

    The meeting had been requested in an emergency by the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro by the El Reportero‘s wire services The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) convened an extraordinary session to address the crisis in Nicaragua for this Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 a.m. (US Pacific time). The Chancellery of

  • Ex-attorney general denies accepting bribes from Colombian narco

    Ex-attorney general denies accepting bribes from Colombian narco

    Witness in Guzmán trial said attorneys general and 70 Federal Police were on his payroll by the El Reportero’s wire services More testimony of wrongdoing by former high-ranking officials in the Mexican government has emerged in the trial against former Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in New York. Ignacio Morales Lechuga is the

  • Mexican president, Trump discuss migration and employment

    Mexican president, Trump discuss migration and employment

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he spoke by phone with Donald Trump about the migration crisis in Central America and the idea of applying a joint program of development that puts an end to it. The president shared a photo in the social media in

  • Tijuana migrant numbers down by 3,000

    Tijuana migrant numbers down by 3,000

    No one knows where they are, most of those who remain have moved to a new, dryer shelter by the El Reportero’s wire services The whereabouts of around 3,000 Central American migrants is unknown after fewer than half of those in a Tijuana shelter were transferred to a new location. More than 6,200 mainly Honduran

  • Immigrant rights groups oppose Trump’s cutting off access to citizenship

    Immigrant rights groups oppose Trump’s cutting off access to citizenship

    Advocates rush to challenge changes that would eliminate Obama-era policy allowing fee waivers for elderly and working poor immigrants applying for citizenship by the El Reportero’s wire services A growing group of immigrant rights advocates is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdraw its proposed regulation cutting off access to citizenship for hundreds

  • Aviation complex will design and build planes, train pilots

    Aviation complex will design and build planes, train pilots

    Three locations in Guanajuato are under consideration for the 100-hectare development by the El Reportero’s wire services A Mexican conglomerate is holding talks with the Guanajuato government with a view to building an aviation complex in the state that will design and assemble planes as well as train pilots. IK Aerospace Group, made up of

  • 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

  • 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