Wednesday - Nov 21, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Latin America, the Caribbean have the world’s greatest biodiversity

    Latin America, the Caribbean have the world’s greatest biodiversity

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Politicians representative of different trends rejected President Enrique Peña Nieto’s statements and said Mexico has enough reasons for social anger. Yesterday, La Jornada journal published a long interview with the President, who said there is no reason for what he called “social bad mood”. Leader of the Democratic Revolution

  • Puerto Rico Senate turns over fraud probe to  the FBI

    Puerto Rico Senate turns over fraud probe to the FBI

    Most of Puerto Rico’s bond debt had fraudulent credit ratings by Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A special commission looking into allegations of fraud by the financially troubled Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has turned over its findings to US federal authorities for further investigation, the majority leader of the

  • Mothers of missing children ask for justice in Mexico City

    Mothers of missing children ask for justice in Mexico City

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Hundreds of mothers from various Mexican states demonstrated today, on mother’s day, for fifth year in a row across one of the main streets of Mexico city to ask for justice. Participants in the “5th demonstration of national dignity, mothers seeking their sons, daughters, truth and justice”, started at

  • Honduras president asks for support to fight extorsion

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on Sunday asked people to support the police operations aimed at disarming a complex network of extortion in the country. “We need more information,” underlined the head of Government when he called on the victims of that crime to report their cases to help

  • Ecuador:  National Morning  declared, death tall rises

    Ecuador: National Morning declared, death tall rises

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, declared on Sunday, April 24, eight days of national mourning in honor of the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country last April 16. The earthquake affected the whole country, especially, the province of Manabi and the southern region of

  • Panama  increases troops on  border with  Colombia

    Panama increases troops on border with Colombia

    by the El Reportero’s news services The Panamanian government has ordered troops to step up their presence in the Darien zone, after an attack by a Colombian criminal gang on a National Border Service (Senafront) check-point. The director of the National Border Service, Cristian Hayer, confirmed the fact that members of the Úsuga gang, who

  • Key witness in Berta Caceres killing leaves Honduras

    Key witness in Berta Caceres killing leaves Honduras

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexican Gustavo Castro, the main witness of the killing of indigenous leader and ecologist Berta Cáceres today left Honduras after being held by the authorities for several weeks. The environmental activist left the capital of Honduras early this morning in an Avianca airline flight to San Salvador. According to

  • Peru’s Electoral Board rules in favor of presidential candidate

    Peru’s Electoral Board rules in favor of presidential candidate

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Lima´s Special Electoral Board decided in favor of the continuity of Keiko Fujimori´s presidential run, by ruling that she did not violate the law while presiding over an act in which money was handed out. In a statement announced early today, the court ruled that the request for exclusion

  • First flight for direct Postal Service with EE.UU. arrives in Cuba

    First flight for direct Postal Service with EE.UU. arrives in Cuba

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The direct postal service between the United States and Cuba was resumed today with the arrival to the Island of the first flight from US territory. The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations Director General for US Affairs, Josefina Vidal, reported on her Twitter account @JosefinaVidalF that this was the

  • Activist claims that Berta Caceres’s  murderers are free in  Honduras

    Activist claims that Berta Caceres’s murderers are free in Honduras

    by the El Reportero’s wire service Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro Soto, key witness in the murder of Honduran leader Berta Caceres, reported today that the hitmen who killed social activist remain at large. The indigenous and environmental leader Caceres was killed at close rang three days ago at her home, in the southwestern department of