Wednesday - Jul 18, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Immigrant children were drugged at US center, lawsuit says

    Immigrant children were drugged at US center, lawsuit says

    by the El Reportero’s wire services WASHINGTON – Undocumented children detained near the US city of Houston were forced by the authorities to take a variety of psychotropic drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in April, which local media reported today. According to the legal action filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional

  • The INE guarantees the sending and receiving of the Electoral Package Postal for the vote of Mexicans abroad

    The INE guarantees the sending and receiving of the Electoral Package Postal for the vote of Mexicans abroad

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Until Sunday May 27, the National Electoral Institute (INE) has registered the sending of 140 thousand Postal Electoral Packages (PEP), of a total of 181 thousand 256, to Mexicans living abroad so that they can vote this 1st July by president, senators and, if applicable, by governors. At the

  • Nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico — 70 times official count

    Nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico — 70 times official count

    A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria   by Jessica Corbett   A study published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, with a survey indicating the mortality rate is likely more

  • NHLA condemns US decision to end TPS for Hondurans

    NHLA condemns US decision to end TPS for Hondurans

    by the El Reportero’s wire services WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 46 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, denounces the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 50,000 Hondurans seeking refuge in the U.S. subsequent to natural disasters, political unrest, and violence. In

  • Honduras would regret end of protection for immigrants in US

    Honduras would regret end of protection for immigrants in US

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Honduras would be sorry if the United States government repeals the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 57,000 nationals residing in the northern nation, the Foreign Ministry asserted today. It would be regrettable if the compatriots who are now under the special migratory program are left in helplessness, because

  • Mexico registers Cuban medication to treat diabetic foot ulcers

    Mexico registers Cuban medication to treat diabetic foot ulcers

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risk (Cofepris) granted the sanitary registration to the Cuban medication Heberprot-P, which is used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, it was reported here today. The drug is an injection that speeds up the cicatrization of deep ulcers caused by diabetes and one

  • Construction begins on desalination plant

    Construction begins on desalination plant

    10-billion-peso facility will be the largest in Latin America by the El Reportero’s wire services A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday initiated the construction of a desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California. It will be the largest in Latin America. The 10-billion-peso (US $540-million), privately-funded plant is expected to begin operating in three years’ time.

  • Mexican presidential candidate says PRI is behind attack

    Mexican presidential candidate says PRI is behind attack

    by he El Reportero’s wire services Ricardo Anaya, presidential candidate from the coalition Por Mexico al Frente, accused the ruling party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI, in Spanish) of being behind the group that attacked him. Anaya returned early this morning from Germany, where he held a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and on his arrival

  • Mexican cities among the most violent on the planet

    Mexican cities among the most violent on the planet

    Mexican cities among the most violent on the planet by the El Reportero’s wire services Twelve Mexican cities are included in a list of the 50 most violent cities on the planet, according to a report presented here today by a civil organization that places Los Cabos, Baja California, as the most dangerous. This is