Sunday - Dec 16, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • Mexican authorities to investigate missing Honduran immigrants

    Mexican authorities to investigate missing Honduran immigrants

    by the El Reportero’s wire services A tunnel used for transferring drugs from Mexico to the United States has been found near the International Airport of Tijuana, Baja California, the Ministry of State Security confirmed today. The drug tunnel, located near La Hielera del Aeropuerto company, was found early yesterday. According to local media, the

  • Concern at UN for slow probe into Berta Cáceres asesination

    Concern at UN for slow probe into Berta Cáceres asesination

    by the El Reportero’s wire servises UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human-rights activists, Michel Forst, expressed concern today about the little progress in the investigations into the assassination of Honduran leader Berta Cáceres. In a communique, the expert reacted to the recent announcement of the disappearance of the original file of the case

  • Colombian voters reject historic peace accord

    Colombian voters reject historic peace accord

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The victory of NO in the referendum on the agreement of peace signed between the Bogota government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’’s Army (guerrilla) is devastating news, declares today’s daily La Jornada. The Colombian government has been in a violent civil war with the leftist rebel group

  • 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