Tuesday - Oct 23, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • Thousands of police agents in Operation Summer 2016 in México

    Thousands of police agents in Operation Summer 2016 in México

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The operation Summer 2016 includes deployment today in Mexico of thousands of police and security agents to watch the sites with more influx of vacationers, as well as federal roads and highways. The Federal Police said 8,500 agents and more than 4,000 vehicles had been deployed, including patrols, motorcycles,

  • Teachers march in México City before talks with government

    Teachers march in México City before talks with government

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Teachers marched on Tuesday, July 12 in Mexico City to protest against the educational reform before resuming talks with Minister of the Interior (Segob) Miguel Ángel Osorio to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict. Members of the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) held sessions on Saturday evening

  • The CNTE is alert and maintains road blocks in Mexico

    The CNTE is alert and maintains road blocks in Mexico

    by the El Reportero’s wire services In Mexico the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE, in Spanish) is today maintaining roadblocks in Oaxaca despite warnings from the Interior Secretary, Miguel Ángel Osorio. The roadblocks have affected the supply of food to the area and the government has declared that time has run out for the

  • Amnesty International: surviving death

    Amnesty International: surviving death

    Police and military torture of women in Mexico by the El Reportero’s wire services Torture is widespread in Mexico’s “war on drugs”, but the impact on women has been largely ignored or downplayed. This report analyses the stories of 100 women who have reported torture and other forms of violence during arrest and interrogation by