Thursday - May 23, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • Paraguayan demonstrators demand electoral reforms

    Paraguayan demonstrators demand electoral reforms

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Summoned by political and social organizations, hundreds of demonstrators gathered this Thursday in the Main Square of the Paraguayan capital to support a package of reforms to the electoral system under debate in the Senate. The concentration takes place at a time when the legislative body is analyzing three

  • Expresident of Perú Alan García commits suicide when he was about to be arrested

    Expresident of Perú Alan García commits suicide when he was about to be arrested

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when he was about to be arrested on corruption charges. Garcia, 69, underwent emergency surgery at the José Casimiro Ullóa Hospital in Lima, officials from the Health Ministry reported. A doctor who was interviewed at the hospital

  • Assange convicted of bail violation

    Assange convicted of bail violation

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Presented before the judge in an expeditious manner after being forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy here Thursday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was found guilty of violating bail. Although the Australian journalist pleaded not guilty to a charge dating back seven years, the judge of the Westminster Magistrates Court

  • NPNA calls on eligible low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship as soon as possible

    NPNA calls on eligible low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship as soon as possible

    Trump administration moves closer to limiting eligibility for fee waivers for citizenship and other applications–a direct attack on 244,000+ elderly and working poor immigrants who apply for citizenship every year Submitted by NPNA The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) strongly condemns the Trump administration’s decision today to move a step closer toward finalizing a

  • California Congressman introduces resolution honoring the life of César Chávez

    California Congressman introduces resolution honoring the life of César Chávez

    by the El Reportero’s wire services California Senator Tony Cárdenas introduced on Thursday, March 28, a resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing the late farmworkers champion César Chávez. This resolution honors the life of the labor leader who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States. “I am thankful that 70 of

  • Honduras will host Tuxtla Summit for the first time

    Honduras will host Tuxtla Summit for the first time

    by the El Reportero’s wire service Honduras will host for the first time the Summit of Heads of State of the Tuxtla Dialogue and Concertation Mechanism, which will be attended by governors from the seven Central American countries, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Mexico. The event, to be held April 3-5 in San Pedro Sula,

  • Extended protection for people from Honduras, Nepal lauded

    Extended protection for people from Honduras, Nepal lauded

    by the El Reportero’s wire services SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Many in the immigrant rights community are rejoicing after federal authorities agreed this week to let people with Temporary Protected status from Honduras and Nepal continue to live and work here legally until litigation is resolved. The Trump administration already had granted a similar nine-month extension

  • Lopez Obrador calls for peaceful solution in Venezuela

    Lopez Obrador calls for peaceful solution in Venezuela

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday called on all parties involved in the conflict in Venezuela to seek a negotiated solution through dialogue and non-violence. In his morning press conference at the National Palace, López Obrador was asked about the US pressures to recognize the artificial president

  • Hundreds of migrants continue march through Mexican territory

    Hundreds of migrants continue march through Mexican territory

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Hundreds of Central American migrants continue their march through the Mexican territory to the United States, with no incidents reported despite the fact that they violated the rules of this country. The 1,000-people contingent entered Mexico on Tuesday. They did not enter Tapachula presumably due to the acts of

  • López Obrador confirms meeting with Donald Trump advisor

    López Obrador confirms meeting with Donald Trump advisor

    by the El Reportero’s wire services President Andres Manuel López Obrador described Wednesday as a meeting in good terms the one held with Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump, to finance with 10 billion dollars development plans in Mexico and Central America. We are reaching a commitment of understanding to foster cooperation for investment, employment