Tuesday - Jul 16, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • Ninth Circuit affirms relief for immigrant teens wrongly arrested

    Ninth Circuit affirms relief for immigrant teens wrongly arrested

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Civil rights and immigration advocate organizations have prevailed in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of immigrant teenagers whom the Trump Administration had arrested and jailed for “gang affiliation,” despite there being no evidence of gang crimes. In an opinion issued on Oct.

  • Bill giving judges the power to set aside sentence enhancement, passes

    Bill giving judges the power to set aside sentence enhancement, passes

    Statement from Eunisses Hernández of the Drug Policy Alliance September 1, 2018 – Friday night, with a vote of 41 to 31, the California Legislature passed SB 1393, authored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, which would restore judicial discretion to the application of a five-year sentence enhancement for each prior serious felony on a person’s

  • Trump may halt entry for nearly all migrants seeking asylum on southern border

    Trump may halt entry for nearly all migrants seeking asylum on southern border

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The Trump administration is drafting an executive action that would make it exceedingly difficult for Central American migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to gain entry, according to three sources familiar with the proposed measures. The exact details have not yet been finalized, the sources said, and some

  • U.S. is denying passports to Hispanics, questioning citizenship

    U.S. is denying passports to Hispanics, questioning citizenship

    by the El Reportero’s wire services      The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Latinos along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown on their citizenship.     In a statement, the State Department said that it ‘has not changed policy or practice regarding

  • Costa Rica continues to condemn xenophobic acts against Nicaraguans

    Costa Rica continues to condemn xenophobic acts against Nicaraguans

    by the El Reportero’s wire services    The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector ( UCCAEP) has condemned today the xenophobic acts, hate speeches and insults of a group of people from Costa Rica against Nicaraguan migrants.     The business sector will never be in favor of acts of xenophobia and hatred

  • Victory to protect immigrant children abused or neglected in home country

    Victory to protect immigrant children abused or neglected in home country

    By the El Reportero’s wire services    SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday helped secure a victory in the California Supreme Court in Bianka M. v. Superior Court.  The lawsuit involved the procedures that children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent must go through to become eligible to apply for “Special Immigrant Juvenile” visas.   This visa

  • Electoral tribunal formalizes López Obrador as next Mexican president

    Electoral tribunal formalizes López Obrador as next Mexican president

    por los servicios de cable de El Reportero Aunque el mundo electoral lo reconoce como tal, Andrés Manuel López Obrador lo formalizó como el ganador de las elecciones del 1 de julio y el próximo presidente constitucional de México. Por unanimidad, vindicando el carácter democrático y legítimo del proceso electoral, los magistrados del Tribunal Electoral

  • Fleeing persecution, Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica, putting pressure on the border

    Fleeing persecution, Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica, putting pressure on the border

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica is beginning to feel the pressure of the protests against the Daniel Ortega regime, with 100 to 150 Nicaraguans arriving each day through the Peñas Blancas crossing, according to the Costa Rican foreign ministry. William Spindler, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner

  • The OAS condemns the killings and calls for advancing elections in Nicaragua

    The OAS condemns the killings and calls for advancing elections in Nicaragua

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services On Wednesday, the permanent council of the OAS held an extraordinary session in which, with 21 votes in favor, three against, seven abstentions and three absentees, the States condemned the Ortega regime and urged it to dismantle the paramilitary and police groups that created to dismantle the barricades and

  • Nicaragua: State repression has reached deplorable levels

    Nicaragua: State repression has reached deplorable levels

    by Amnesty International reports July 9, 2018 – The repressive actions of the Nicaraguan government have reached deplorable levels, Amnesty International said today, after one of the bloodiest weekends since the repression of protests began almost three months ago. “Heavily armed pro-government groups remain at large, accompanied by police forces, committing joint attacks against the