Saturday - Jan 20, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Central America advocates for strengthening links with Russia

    Central America advocates for strengthening links with Russia

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras today advocated to strengthen friendship and trade ties with Russia, amid celebrations for the independence day of these five nations. Guatemala’s ambassador to Nicaragua, Estuardo Meneses Coronado, pointed out that the Central American states are united by a feeling of friendship

  • Mexico reports clandestine graves in 16 states

    Mexico reports clandestine graves in 16 states

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Sixteen states in Mexico have registered clandestine graves with thousands of unidentified bodies, El Sol de Mexico journal reports today. Thousands of bodies lie under tropical forests, prairies, grasslands and desserts, vacant lots and villages. The bodies are not part of any statistics, even though they are homicides, the

  • Mexican  scientific  community concerned with cuts in 2016

    Mexican scientific community concerned with cuts in 2016

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of science and education cuts in the state budget for next year is considered a mistake by researchers from the scientific community of Mexico. The researchers are claiming the discussion of this issue at the Congress to adjust budget and avoid affecting

  • Oposition takes  Caracas

    Oposition takes Caracas

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Thousands of Venezuelans gathered on the streets of Caracas on Sept. 2 to demand authorities permit a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro this year. The demonstration, dubbed “the taking of Caracas,” was the largest this year. Protesters filled up more than 10 miles of eastern Caracas, according to

  • Legislation to expand farm worker overtime clears Senate

    Legislation to expand farm worker overtime clears Senate

    by the El Reportero’s wire services After an hour of debate, including emotional words from Senate leader Kevin de León, the California Senate on Monday passed a bill that would expand overtime pay for farmworkers. AB 1066, introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena González (D-San Diego), squeezed out of the Senate floor with a 21-14 vote. It is now headed back to the Assembly, where it faces its

  • Nicaragua kicks off controversial campaign season

    Nicaragua kicks off controversial campaign season

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Nicaragua kicked off its presidential election campaign season on Saturday amid opposition calls for a boycott, as the hugely favored President Daniel Ortega seeks a third consecutive term. A former Sandinista guerilla rebel who has led the Central American nation with an authoritarian hand, the leftist Ortega is running

  • Former president of Mexico’s new MORENA Party was murdered

    Former president of Mexico’s new MORENA Party was murdered

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The remains of the prominent political leader, engineer Humberto Ortiz-García, former President of the MORENA party Jalisco, who had been reported missing for several days, was found inside a car with bullet holes in the chest and the skull. The finding took place in the State of Colima, municipality

  • Mining union demands probe into toxic spillage Mexican Sonora

    Mining union demands probe into toxic spillage Mexican Sonora

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The National Miners’’ Union is demanding today an independent probe into the spillage of millions of litters of toxic substances into the rivers Sonora and Bacanuchi two years ago in the mine Buenavista del Cobre, property of Grupo Mexico. Considered the worst environmental tragedy in the country’s history, those

  • More than 46,000 Central American  children detained in Mexico

    More than 46,000 Central American children detained in Mexico

    by the El Reportero’s wire services From January to April, 46,887 Central American migrants have been arrested by Mexican authorities for crossing illegally the southern border, according to a report issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and published in this capital. The number of those arrested in 2015 for entering illegally reached

  • SFREP’s  statement of Fifth Circuit Appeals ruling on Texas Voter ID

    SFREP’s statement of Fifth Circuit Appeals ruling on Texas Voter ID

    The Ruling is a Victory for Texas Voter by the El Reportero’s wire services The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruling on the Texas Voter ID law – ruled on the voter ID law, Senate Bill(SB)14, last July 20, said the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. “The Fifth Circuit Court struck