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  • El Chapo’s lawyer claims cartel bribed presidents Peña Nieto, Calderón

    El Chapo’s lawyer claims cartel bribed presidents Peña Nieto, Calderón

    Both have rejected the accusation, which claims that the Sinaloa Cartel paid them millions of dollars by Mexico News Daily A lawyer for former drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán claimed yesterday that the Sinaloa Cartel paid huge bribes to the current Mexican president and his predecessor. In his opening statement at the New York

  • Central American migrants are now traveling in at least 12 states

    Central American migrants are now traveling in at least 12 states

    A first contingent has already arrived in Tijuana, where authorities are seeking aid for shelters by Mexico News Daily Central American migrants are now traveling through at least 12 Mexican states en route to the United States, according to authorities. Members of the first migrant caravan began to split into smaller groups after leaving Mexico

  • As El Chapo’s day in court begins, El Mayo fights to control the Sinaloa Cartel

    As El Chapo’s day in court begins, El Mayo fights to control the Sinaloa Cartel

    The cartel is estimated to take in US $11 billion a year by Mexico News Daily As preparations proceed for Mexico’s most notorious drug lord to face trial in the United States, his successor continues to bring in massive profits for the Sinaloa Cartel. Almost two years after his extradition to the United States, Joaquín

  • Caravan No. 1 waits in Juchitán hoping for transportation to Mexico City

    Caravan No. 1 waits in Juchitán hoping for transportation to Mexico City

    Migrants want help getting to the capital where they wish to meet with lawmakers by Mexico News Daily Around 4,000 Central American migrants will remain in Juchitán, Oaxaca today as they attempt to organize mass transportation to Mexico City. At a meeting last night, members of the first and largest of the three migrant caravans

  • Louisiana’s undocumented seafood workers unite to fight workplace abuses

    Louisiana’s undocumented seafood workers unite to fight workplace abuses

    by Mike Elk In the bayous of Louisiana, fear is running high for the thousands of guest workers that staff the state’s $2bn a year seafood industry. Seafood work is so dangerous that workers often lose fingers and suffer debilitating carpal tunnel injuries on the industry’s high-speed assembly lines. Many Latinas working in the industry

  • Canada is in: new 3-way trade agreement described as win-win-win

    Canada is in: new 3-way trade agreement described as win-win-win

    All three countries upbeat about accord, which will be called USMCA by Mexico News Daily The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal yesterday to maintain a trilateral trade accord in North America, ending negotiations that dragged on for over a year. Under the updated pact, the United States will have greater access to

  • Keiko Fujimori was held in the Annex Prison for Women in Chorrillos

    Keiko Fujimori was held in the Annex Prison for Women in Chorrillos

    The leader of Fuerza Popular in Perú will ramain in prison for 36 months by order of judge Richard Concepción by El Comercio The leader of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, must serve preventive detention by decision of Judge Richard Concepción Carhuancho. The leader of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, was detained this morning in the Annex

  • Ayotzinapa 4 years later: AMLO vows to discover the truth about the 43 students

    Ayotzinapa 4 years later: AMLO vows to discover the truth about the 43 students

    Probe will examine roles of army and Federal Police in the night of violence in Iguala, Guerrero, in 2014 by Mexico News Daily Mexico’s new government will investigate “everyone” involved in the disappearance of 43 teaching students four years ago today in Iguala, Guerrero. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador met today with the families of

  • El Chapo’s lawyers accuse government of ‘an inquisition’ as trial nears

    El Chapo’s lawyers accuse government of ‘an inquisition’ as trial nears

    Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s defense team complain that their client is being systematically denied due process Edward Helmore On the face of it, criminal complaint 1:09-cr-00466-BMC is a straightforward drug-conspiracy case based on 300,000 pages of seized documents, including drug ledgers and shipping manifests, wire-tap recordings and potentially dozens of cooperating witnesses. But the sheer abundance

  • Check with voter registrar for this big election — are you still on the rolls?

    Check with voter registrar for this big election — are you still on the rolls?

    by Mark Hedin U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three-dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. Given the high stakes, voters would do well to check at least a month ahead of