Tuesday - Aug 21, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Governor: new railway competition for canal

    Governor: new railway competition for canal

    Construction begins next month on coast-to-coast rail line by Mexico News Daily Construction of an interoceanic railway line linking the Pacific and Gulf coasts of southern Mexico will begin in January, the governor of Oaxaca has announced. Alejandro Murat said that work on the first phase of the 310-kilometer double-track line between the ports of

  • Nicaraguans must register to keep their TPS status

    Nicaraguans must register to keep their TPS status

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Re-registration period in now open for Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Current beneficiaries of TPS under Nicaragua’s designation who want to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of Jan. 5, 2019, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew

  • López Obrador registered as presidential candidate of Mexico

    López Obrador registered as presidential candidate of Mexico

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), was registered today as presidential candidate of Mexico, in his third attempt for that post. Lopez Obrador was registered at the national headquarters of Morena, accompanied by leaders of that party and leaders of the capital cities’ offices

  • Uncertainty and institutional crisis prevail in Honduras

    Uncertainty and institutional crisis prevail in Honduras

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Uncertainty prevails in Honduras today, after the presidential candidate from the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship, Salvador Nasralla, repeated that he did not recognize the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE, in Spanish) as a valid arbiter. Nasralla pointed out that the TSE is not an independent body and new illegal

  • Mexican immigrant acquitted of murder of Kate Steinle

    Mexican immigrant acquitted of murder of Kate Steinle

    by the El Reportero’s wire services A Mexican immigrant was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the politically charged shooting and death of a woman, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The case against José Inés García Zarate, who immigrated illegally to the United States, became a rallying

  • Border-wall wedding couple’s only option

    Border-wall wedding couple’s only option

    Gates open for three-minute ceremony at Friendship Park by El Reportero’s wire services Three years after meeting at a Tijuana taco restaurant, a binational couple married Saturday at the only place they could: in the shadow of the border fence. Brian Houston, a resident of San Diego, told the San Diego Union Tribune that he

  • JFK: FBI  concerned of growing Latino political power

    JFK: FBI concerned of growing Latino political power

    by Russell Contreras AP wire services A memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos, historians say. Among the thousands of documents released last week was a memo from an FBI informant who kept watch on a Dallas chapter of the

  • FEMA had a plan for responding to hurricane in Puerto Rico

    FEMA had a plan for responding to hurricane in Puerto Rico

    It does not want you to see it by the El Reportero’s wire services The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, will not release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially sensitive information,” is declining to release a document drafted several years

  • Mexico must abandon  NAFTA, peasant group assures

    Mexico must abandon NAFTA, peasant group assures

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexico must abandon the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Tlcan), said the National Coordinating Plan of Ayala (CNPA), a peasant group opposed to neoliberalism. Jose Narro, the leader of the group, considered that in the long run Mexico will have benefits for abandoning the treaty, which

  • Ousted Brazilian President: US intervention in  Venezuela could spark “Civil War”

    Ousted Brazilian President: US intervention in Venezuela could spark “Civil War”

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned Sunday that Washington’s interference in Venezuela is “extremely dangerous” and could provoke an armed conflict by Lucas Koerner Global Research “Our continent has been living in peace for 140 years. Any attempt to interfere in the legitimate constitutional process in Venezuela, including by forcing a presidential election, is extremely