Tuesday - Aug 21, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • Almost 1,000 immigrants intercepted in México

    Almost 1,000 immigrants intercepted in México

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Mexican Federal Police intercepted 137 Central American migrants on the Tampico-Victoria Highway in the north of the country, adding up to a thousand undocumented migrants registered by the authorities so far this year. The migrants traveled in the box of a trailer in total overcrowding and in the

  • MORENA gains more Mexican politicians

    MORENA gains more Mexican politicians

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The exodus of politicians and legislators from various Mexican parties to the Movement of National Regeneration (MORENA) continues today, when that organization will proclaim the candidacy for the Presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The last of a long list that changed party was senator Miguel Ángel Chico Herrera,

  • Trump urged to rescind decisión ending TPS for Salvadorians

    Trump urged to rescind decisión ending TPS for Salvadorians

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) presented House Resolution (HR) 69 in the Assembly Committee on Judiciary on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The measure, presented on the eve of an Assembly Delegation mission to El Salvador co-led by Carrillo, calls for the President to reverse his decision to terminate the Temporary

  • Ex-mayor of Mexico City will run López-Obrador campaign

    Ex-mayor of Mexico City will run López-Obrador campaign

    by Mexico News Daily The former mayor of Mexico City has burst back on to the political scene after a three-year self-imposed exile in France. Marcelo Ebrard will head the campaign team of his former boss and three-time presidential aspirant Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, in eight states in northern and western Mexico. López

  • NAFTA failure means tax battle between Mexico and US

    NAFTA failure means tax battle between Mexico and US

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Failing the sixth round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Montreal, Canada, would trigger an expensive tariff battle between Mexico and the United States, experts from the nation say today. According to Luis Videgaray, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico is willing to reach

  • Mexico will fight tariffs on washers, solar panes

    Mexico will fight tariffs on washers, solar panes

    US announced tariffs of 20 percent and 30 percent on washing machines, solar panels by Mexico News Daily Mexico has announced it will take legal action against United States President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on washing machines and solar panels imported into the U.S. In a prepared statement released yesterday, the Secretariat

  • Gobernador: Nueva  competencia  ferroviaria por el canal

    Gobernador: Nueva competencia ferroviaria por el canal

    La construcción comienza el próximo mes en la línea ferroviaria de costa a costa por Mexico News Daily La construcción de una línea ferroviaria interoceánica que conectará las costas del Pacífico y el Golfo del sur de México comenzará en enero, anunció el gobernador de Oaxaca. Alejandro Murat dijo que el trabajo en la primera