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  • California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride

    California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride

    by John Myers Sacramento Bureau Chief   SACRAMENTO – There is very little set in stone for a recall election in which voters could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office beyond the ballot’s basic question of whether the governor should keep his job. Recall elections have been the electoral equivalent of a comet making its way through the

  • Final figures confirm Mexico’s GDP plunged 8.5 percent in 2020, worst decline in 90 years

    Final figures confirm Mexico’s GDP plunged 8.5 percent in 2020, worst decline in 90 years

    Forecasts for this year range from 3.9 percent to an optimistic 5.5 percent   by Peter Davies   It’s official – Mexico recorded its worst economic contraction since the Great Depression in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions ravaged the economy. GDP plunged 8.5 percent last year, according to final, revised data published

  • Unhoused, thrown off the levee, no place to go

    Unhoused, thrown off the levee, no place to go

    by David Bacon   It was after midnight on Jan. 21 when Tulare County sheriffs walked into the encampment of unhoused people on the levee of the Tule River. “They parked on the highway,” remembers Rosendo “Chendo” Hernandez, who shares a small trailer parked under a tree with his partner Josefina. “I heard them walking

  • Murder, torture and abuse: rights commission covers up crimes against migrants

    Murder, torture and abuse: rights commission covers up crimes against migrants

    Testimonies tell of human rights violations but their contents have been kept under wraps   by Mexico News Daily   The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has covered up crimes against migrants including murder, torture, mass kidnappings and rape, according to an investigation by a digital newspaper. Animal Político reported that between September 2019 and

  • Many Chiapas citizens say no to Covid vaccination campaign

    Many Chiapas citizens say no to Covid vaccination campaign

    Official votes have been taken in many municipalities, where residents rejected the vaccination plan   by Mexico News Daily   Dozens of communities in a Chiapas municipality have officially said “thanks but no thanks” to Covid-19 vaccinations, following a stance already taken by residents of 24 other municipalities. “Only two people voluntarily wanted to get

  • Essential but disposable: how California farmworkers battle COVID-19

    Essential but disposable: how California farmworkers battle COVID-19

    by Jenny Manrique   Study reveals the high degree of exposure to the coronavirus in the fields and the profound impact on the economy and mental health of these families   by Jenny Manrique, Ethnic Media Services   Feb 4, 2021 – In addition to high risk exposure to COVID-19, farmworkers in California have borne

  • For Joe Biden, contentious issues lie ahead in Mexico-US relationship

    For Joe Biden, contentious issues lie ahead in Mexico-US relationship

    Strained security co-operation, opposing views on renewable energy will loom high on the agenda   by Jude Webber Mexico News Daily   U.S. experts monitoring Mexico’s compliance with the tough labor provisions of the USMCA free trade treaty issued a stark warning before Christmas: “No more business as usual.” Although they were referring to Mexico’s

  • House Electoral College vote certifies Biden as the next president

    House Electoral College vote certifies Biden as the next president

    After mob disrupts proceedings, Congress turns back Electoral College challenge, certifying Biden as the next president by Crystal Hill Shared from Yahoo News   After an extraordinary act of violence from a riotous mob on Wednesday afternoon forced U.S. legislators to evacuate the Capitol during the counting of the Electoral College votes in the presidential

  • FTC’s “Operation Income Illusion” targets get-rich-quick scams 

    FTC’s “Operation Income Illusion” targets get-rich-quick scams 

    by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   In the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, criminals are brazenly floating “get-rich-quick” schemes to fleece unsuspecting people seeking financial security for themselves and their families. Speaking at a mid-December ethnic media conference call, the Federal Trade Commission issued urgent warnings that people need to be on their