Tuesday - Nov 20, 2018

News

  • Florida bill seeks to stop arrests of injured immigrant workers

    The bill follows an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, which found that insurance companies were turning in unauthorized immigrants who were injured on the job by Michael Grabell A new bill under consideration by Florida lawmakers would stop insurance companies from dodging payouts by aiding in the arrest and deportation of unauthorized immigrants who are

  • NAFTA round ends on more positive note

    NAFTA round ends on more positive note

    Economy Secretary says it’s ‘a better moment’ but sticky issues remain by Mexico News Daily The latest round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ended on a positive note yesterday, with officials from Mexico, the United States and Canada all saying that progress was made, although they also conceded that

  • Hooked on fuel: drug cartels diversify

    Hooked on fuel: drug cartels diversify

    Petroleum market is bigger, closer; ‘we all consume gasoline’ by Mexico News Daily Mexico’s notorious cartels are not just hooked on drugs but fuel as well, according to a report published yesterday by the news agency Reuters. Fuel theft from refineries and pipelines owned and operated by state oil company Pemex is rapidly becoming one

  • Burocratic inertia among justice woes

    Burocratic inertia among justice woes

    Deficiencies in the Attorney General’s office impede new criminal justice system by Mexico News Daily Mexico’s new accusatory criminal justice system continues to be held up by deficiencies in the federal Attorney General’s office (PGR) that inhibit the prosecution of crime and consequently slow down the fight against impunity. That’s the assessment of the Inter-American

  • In Mexico: Media must be on its side to get government ads

    In Mexico: Media must be on its side to get government ads

    New York Times report says news coverage is controlled through ad spending Compiled by Mexico News Daily The federal government in México has spent almost US $2 billion on media advertising in the past five years but according to a report in the New York Times, the money has bought much more than just promotional

  • 180,000 pesos for a virgin wife under 15 in a Mexican state

    180,000 pesos for a virgin wife under 15 in a Mexican state

    Compiled by Mexico News Daily In the second poorest municipality in one of Mexico’s poorest states, girls under the age of 15 are being sold by their fathers as virgin brides for 180,000 pesos (US $9,400), or in many cases even less. In the last 17 years, more than 300 young women have been forced

  • Canada engaged in widespread surveilance of its indigenous communities

    Canada engaged in widespread surveilance of its indigenous communities

    Indigenous nations have emerged as vocal defenders of land and water, but state surveillance of these groups is disproportionate, and speaks of the broad criminalization of Indigenous peoples by Lex Gill and Cara Zwibel Researchers and journalists have begun to reveal the extent to which Indigenous activists and organisations in Canada are subject to surveillance

  • Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the U.S. moves forward under new name

    Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the U.S. moves forward under new name

    ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft, to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity by George Joseph The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. At a tech industry conference last

  • How to stop Google and Facebook from becoming even more powerful

    How to stop Google and Facebook from becoming even more powerful

    by Barry Lynn and Matt Stoller On Tuesday, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana told the general counsels of Facebook and Google: “Your power sometimes scares me.” The problem, Kennedy said, is that the corporations know too much about us, and too little about themselves. Kennedy illustrated his fears with two rhetorical questions. “If the CEO